Sunday, May 28, 2006

Triathlon Time Challenge





Here's competition number two, and this time it's open to the whole world!! so you are competing against 6 billion people!!

Anyway. I wish to do a triathlon. It's a 200m swim, then a 10km bike, then a 5 km run all without stopping!!

My best times at the individual events are
200 swim : 4mins 34 seconds
10km bike : 16mins 32 seconds
5km run: 23mins 37 seconds


It takes me 10% longer to do the parts when I have to do them together, and there is a 30 second transition from swim to bike, and 30 second transition from bike to run

so the question is this:
What should be my finishing time??
A) 50 mins 20 seconds
B) 50 mins 11 seconds
C) 50 mins 34 seconds
D) 50 mins 25 seconds
E) another time, for you to specify

Post your answers and why you think that!
(in event of more than one correct answer/explanation, the name that would score the most in a game of scrabble will win)

4 Comments:

At May 29, 2006 12:40 pm, Anonymous Steve said...

4mins 34 + 16 mins 32 + 23mins 37 + 30 seconds +30 seconds=
45mins 43 total

so option E) other 45mins 43

 
At May 30, 2006 3:51 pm, Blogger Alex 2shaw said...

Well i'm assuming i can round down the 3tenths of a second i got in my answer

the answer is b) 50 mins 11 seconds
method: convert everything into seconds
then add 10% of each
add 1 extra minute (60 seconds)
find that there is 50mins and a bit left
take off the 50 minute equivilent of 3000 seconds
find 11.3 seconds left

Alex Gershaw

 
At May 31, 2006 10:36 am, Blogger Alex 2shaw said...

2 issues:

what if someone takes a guess or even copys an answer?

what if they do that with the right answer and have a long name with plenty of qs in it?

Alex Gershaw (conserned contestant)

 
At June 05, 2006 7:21 pm, Anonymous Xavier Zepaniah-Quincy said...

the answer is b) 50 mins 11 seconds
method: convert everything into seconds
then add 10% of each
add 1 extra minute (60 seconds)
find that there is 50mins and a bit left
take off the 50 minute equivilent of 3000 seconds
find 11.3 seconds left


Xavier

 

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