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Friday, June 24, 2011

Math fragments

Mommy's Idea

I know, I know. It's Friday and all thoughts are towards the weekend and who wants to do math over the weekend? But bear with me for this edition of Friday Fragments.

  1. A king-size bed is 76x80 inches. If Person A is 5 feet 3 inches and Person B is 6 feet 2 inches and their combined width does not exceed the width of the bed (even allowing for plenty of extra room), is a king-size bed big enough for Person A + Person B. Answer: No. Factor in Person C who is 48 inches tall, give or take a few inches, and who climbs in the king-size bed and sleeps at a diagonal slant, then a king-size bed is NOT big enough.

  2. The distance from point A (home) to point B (work) is approximately 20 miles. Given an average driving speed of 45 miles per hour, how long does it take to get from point A to point B? Answer: 120 minutes. Did I mention the required stops at points C, D, and E to deliver children to their activities that start at 8am, 8:30am and 9am, respectively? So glad next week is camp and summer-school free.

  3. How many days are in a week? Answer: 647. At least that's what it feels like when you're waiting for some news about the interview your husband had last Thursday.

  4. 681 Facebook friends + 1,303 Twitter followers = a.) This person has too much time on their hands. b.) This person is not good at time management. c.) This person does not sleep much. d.) This person needs to get a life. e.) All of the above.

  5. There are 5 people in a family.  Each person wears 2 outfits and 1 pair of pajamas each day, how many loads of laundry does this family generate in an average week? Answer: 56. I know. I don't get it either, but I get to wash, dry and fold it.

  6. How many days does it take for a nectarine to ripen to juicy perfection while sitting on your desk? Answer: 4, but it was so worth the wait.

  7. You've come to the end of my Friday Fragments and you're wanting more. What time is it? Answer: It's Half-Past Kissin' Time. Head over there for more Friday Fragments.

8 comments:

mimbles said...

Kids and animals, they can always manage to occupy at least half of any bed space, and up to three quarters if you're the only other occupant.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Um, you should have used an N as a variable in that first one.

And you laundry math explains why my mom taught us how to do our own way back when, like when I was 12.

Hm, looking at that expanse of time, 38 (gulp) years, you'd think I'd be much better at it...

CWMartin said...

Very funny. Very true. And bed-math also applies with a smaller bed and just persons A and C, when C is a beagle with the same traits.

Rebecca said...

Amy--Loved this post, because I can so totally relate when I plug in MY family's numbers. (Reason #1 why my answer to question 5 was "a s**tload. And I get to wash/dry/fold mine too.) P.S. I have also been there/done that with the dog situation. But really?That photo is the definition of ADORABLE. A boy and his dog... :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

Beautifully done! :)

Keetha Broyles said...

. . . and time to kiss again.

kimybeee said...

marvelous post!

and let me say at my house husband sleeps in his own room in his own twin bed - two reasons. 1. he works midnights and room is dark, quiet, has a fan and a brand new cpap machine. 2. wife is eat up with the critter craze and by the time all the critters pile in, no room for husband lol so bed math applies in many situations!!!


i also understand the laundry math even though the dreaded teens wash most of their own laundry. if i go a day or more without washing, we have it piled to the ceiling in the whole house it seems.

and yes you need a life, but i am glad you always take time to share with us - really praying that mike gets a great job soon!!!

Kristin - The Goat said...

You certainly have a very clear way of presenting your view! Too funny and I bet every bit of it is true.