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Question with Division M Problem 8

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Question with Division M Problem 8
by Andrew Peng - Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 11:25 PM

I'm pretty sure there is an error in the answer. Because in the question we do not know how much laundry Scottie has which is what the question asks. But in the answer it only talks about Scottie folding Roy's clothes not Roy folding Scottie's clothes which was the original question. Is there anyway I can send this to the people operating the contest?

Roy usually spends 5050 minutes folding all of his clothes after his weekly round of laundry. Scottie came to visit Roy to take him out for dinner while he was folding his clothes. Since Scottie was hungry and Roy still had half of his laundry to fold, he decided to jump in and help Roy finish folding his clothes.

If they were done folding Roy's clothes 1515 minutes after Scottie started helping, how much time would it have taken Roy to fold all of Scottie's clothes by himself? Give your answer in minutes rounded to the nearest whole minute.



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Re: Question with Division M Problem 8
by John Lensmire - Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 9:45 AM

Hi Andrew, thanks for your question.

You are correct that the names are mixed-up in the wording of the question. The problem is meant to ask about Scottie folding Roy's clothes. This wording is now updated, but because of this confusion the question will not count in the scoring/leaderboard of the contest.

Thanks for pointing this out!