« i still hate george lucas | Main | i've got a bad feeling about this »

math test

math test

Apparently everyone in this building (self included) is math illiterate. So please answer:

A phone call cost 45 cents per minute. You buy a card that allows you to have $50.00 worth of calls. How many minutes is that?

Show your work please.

Comments

Roughly 111 minutes.

( 50.00 \ .45 = 111.11 )

To work it visually, set it up like a fraction and cross multiply:

$ .45 = $50.00
1 min   &nbsp? min

50.00 × 1 = 50 \ .45 = 111.11

Ratios rock my ass

Ratios give me hives. Not on my ass, though.

For those of us who couldn't be bothered to think of how long 111.1111.... minnutes is. Here you go: 50$ card =1 hour and 51 minutes and about 7 seconds. :-)

And thank you, Glace. You get an extra 15 minutes of recess tomorrow.

But... if you have ever used one of those cards, you are aware that there is usually an extra "charge" per call! So in reality, you never know how many minutes you will really get.

I got 111 minutes too. I did it in my head though, so I don't have any work to show. (Sees little long division subtractings going on. See...45 goes into 50 once, and leaves five, drop the zero, giving you fifty which it goes into once, and it would keep doing that forever...so 111.1111....etc. But I bet the phone company rounds down.)

45 cents per minute = phone company is ripping you off. That's all you need to know as far as the equation goes. Any pushcart on the street'll sell you a phone card that can get rates as low as 5 cents per minute.

Actually, it's not a phone card. It's a card I get for my cell phone.

I had to get one of those pre paid thingies because they do credit checks for any other kind of plan and, well....that would not work out ok.

45 cents a minute is the maximum price. It goes by what hours you use it. After evening hours, it's only 15 cents.

Besides, I only use my cell phone for emergencies. I think I've made one call on it so far.

The other thing to remember is that most plans charge a MINIMUM of one minute, regardless the length of the call. So, if all your calls are short (a minute or LESS), you'll get 111 calls per card, maximum.

Personal Injury lawyers cases relate to injuries incurred through the negligence or irresponsible behavior of another individual organization or business. A personal injury lawyer, the injured individual may recover civil damages. If you have been injured by use of product, in a mesothelioma, car accident lawyer, as a result of your employment or through some other act of negligence, you have suffered a personal injury. We are a wrongful death lawyer service designed to help accident victims find lawyers; personal injury lawyers will review your mesothelioma lawyers, wrongful death, personal injury settlements, medical malpractice lawyers, trucking accidents, boating accidents and workplace injuries. The first question you should ask yourself is if you can handle the problem without hiring a california lawyers. If the problem can be handled without the advice of lawyers, then you can usually find the right forms online.
Alabama Lawyers
Alaska Lawyers
Arizona Lawyers
Arkansas Lawyers
California Lawyers
Colorado Lawyers
Connecticut Lawyers
Delaware Lawyers
Florida Lawyers
Georgia Lawyers
Hawaii Lawyers
Idaho Lawyers
Illinois Lawyers
Indiana Lawyers
Iowa Lawyers
Kansas Lawyers
Kentucky Lawyers
Louisiana Lawyers
Maine Lawyers
Maryland Lawyers
Massachusetts Lawyers
Michigan Lawyers
Minnesota Lawyers
Mississippi Lawyers
Missouri Lawyers
Montana Lawyers
Nebraska Lawyers
Nevada Lawyers
New Hampshire Lawyers
New Jersey Lawyers
New Mexico Lawyers
New York Lawyers
North Carolina Lawyers
North Dakota Lawyers
Ohio Lawyers
Oklahoma Lawyers
Oregon Lawyers
Pennsylvania Lawyers
Rhode Island Lawyers
South Carolina Lawyers
South Dakota Lawyers
Tennessee Lawyers
Texas Lawyers
Utah Lawyers
Vermont Lawyers
Virginia Lawyers
Washington Lawyers
Washington, D.C. Lawyers
West Virginia Lawyers
Wisconsin Lawyers
Wyoming Lawyers