Another rapidly answered question again this week. Maybe it was a little too easy? ;) This week’s benefactor is Sarah, my mother, who correctly showed her workings and everything. ;)
Below is the answer that I was working from and would have accepted variations of (and, well, any answer that made sense and showed workings…):
The shape of the area used for growing lettuces has remained a square in both the years.
Let the side of the square area used for growing lettuces this year be X ft.
Therefore, the area of the ground this year = X2 sq.ft.
And let the side of the square area used for growing lettuces last year be Y ft.
Therefore, the area of the ground used last year = Y2 sq.ft.
As the number of lettuces grown has increased by 211, the area would have increased by 211 sq ft as each lettuce takes 1 sq ft space.
Hence X2 – Y2 = 211 => (X + Y)(X – Y) = 211.
211 is a prime number and hence it will have only two factors. i.e., 211 = 211*1.
This can be represented as (106 + 105)*(106-105).
(X + Y)(X – Y) = (106 + 105)(106 – 105).
From this we can deduce that X = 106 and Y = 105.
Therefore, number of lettuces produced this year = X2 = 1062 = 11236.
All credit for the question goes to 4gmat.com because I was too lazy to think up my own question this time.
This week’s donation goes to Naomi House:
Naomi House children’s hospice is a charity that provides support to children and young people with conditions that mean they are unlikely to live to become adults.
The charity provides care to families living in communities across the seven counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.
So that concludes another week. I wonder what I should do for next week… Look out for it, whatever it is. ;)
Aha! Thursday, you sneaky little blighter! Slipped away from me again. I’ve been sick this week, so that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. :P
Anyway, this week won’t be a visual question (because I honestly didn’t prepare anything). So here it is, a maths question that I’ve shamelessly ripped from somewhere else with alterations to prevent you lot from searching for it :P
A farmer grows lettuces on his farm lot which is in the shape of a square. Each lettuce takes 1 square foot of area in the lot. This year, the farmer increased the output by 211 lettuces from last year. The lot used for growing the lettuces has remained a square in both of these years. How many lettuces did the farmer produce this year?
A. Cannot be determined
So there you have it. Answers in the comment section below please. First correct answer (with workings ;) will get £20 towards the charity of their choice. Good luck. :)
A whole week goes by and no one gets it, I post up some hints and it goes within 5 minutes. Typical. :P
Congratulations go to Tala this week for her correct answer. The stills were from the classic movie Brazil made back in 1985. It’s a weird watch, but quite amusing, and certainly entertaining. Odd cast members being Bob Hoskins, Robert De Niro, and Michael Palin. All three of which are only minor characters.
This week’s charity donation goes to CNYSPCA. It seems that this is a very good charity to donate to as they’re not only rallying against cruelty to animals, but also a shelter for animals, they run an education program to promote kindness to animals, have a spaying/neutering program, and a food pantry to aid people in need of assistance to feed their pets (can’t have the pets going hungry now, so this is mighty good I say). Nice choice there, Tala. :)
I wholly encourage donations to this cause. Any little can help. Hell, if you can afford just $18 (about £11.60) you can donate a bed for the animals at the shelter to sleep on. It’s something small, yes, but every little helps, eh?
Look out for the next one next week. What do you all say to a maths challenge next? ;)
No response for last week? Not a single one? Really? Pfft, fine. I’ll give some hints:
It’s a movie from 1985. One of those weird surreal type ones. Obsessed with ducts…
Anyhoo, come on. There’s £20 in it for your charity of choice.
Thursday the 16th of December. Half way through the month, eh? It’ll soon be January again and another new year will start – and it’ll be exactly the same as the old one. Funny that. However, before that we still have 3 Thursday competitions to go! So let’s get this one started, shall we?
What’s this a screen grab from?
Answers below please. The correct one would be good too as it’ll win £20 to the charity of choice of the person who gives it. Huzzah for horrible sentence structuring.
Nice and quick, this one. The correct answer this week comes from Laura-Mae. Yep, it’s a close up of a dog’s nose. Lia was kind enough to lend her nose for the competition:
And so the £20 goes to the NSPCC.
I really am having a TL;DR week…
TL;DR, so: What’s this?
£20 to the charity of choice of the first person to tell me in the comments below. :)
No sooner do I add some hints and the question is answered. Well, almost that quick, but not really… You know what I mean. Anyway, this week/fortnight’s Thursday Charity Benefactor is none other than my own mother, who got there eventually over a few comments.
The image is of Flandre Scarlet from Touhou 6: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. The pose she’s in is the final one she holds in her appearance in the fan video Bad Apple (which, as a side note, is an awesome watch).
So as a bonus for all three points, £25 will be making it’s way to The English Setter Rescue Association. While I’d usually make a screenshot of the transaction, there isn’t one. This is a mail over cheque jobbie, so you’ll just have to take my word that it’s being sent. :P
It’s at The English Setter Rescue Association that we found our dogs Lia and Annie, so this donation is going to a very good cause indeed. :)
Wow, don’t all comment at once guys. :P
Seeing as no-one knows, or can even hazard a guess, at this week’s image (or last week’s) I’ll give a hint. It’s this guy:
And this screenshot:
Both of which will lead you easily to the answer, with a little search.
£20 to the person who can blah blah and yeah just read last week’s post.
Update: Just a reminder, this post is a hint for, and therefore a continuation of, last week’s post. The above two images are this week’s hint. So tell me, who is this, and what are they from? And as a bonus I’ll throw in an extra £5 if you tell me where the pose is from: