## February 15, 2010

### Hot Dogs

If a boy and a half can eat a hot dog and a half in a minute and a half,
how many hot dogs can six boys eat in six minutes?

Ravi Voora said...

24

stacy said...

6

Anonymous said...

24

Greg C. said...
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Secret SquÃ¯rrel said...

@Greg, Ravi and Anon #1 are correct.

If it takes 1.5 mins for 1.5 boys to eat 1.5 hotdogs, it will take the same time for 1 boy to eat 1 hotdog (or 100 boys to eat 100 hotdogs) - remember, that's total hotdogs, not hotdogs per boy.

So, a boy takes 1.5 mins to eat 1 hotdog. Assuming he can keep it up like that for 6 mins, he will scoff down 4 hotdogs. Thus, in 6 minutes 6 boys will consume 24 hotdogs in total.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Mates u did Very good i didnt get it at all :D

Anonymous said...

Half a boy can't eat anything,

So really 1 boy takes a minute and a half to eat a hot dog and a half.

that works out at one hotdog a minute

Which in turn is 6 boys * 6 minutes = 36 hotdogs

Anonymous said...

Looks like Evan's back ;-)

eternal city said...

ans is 24