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11 year old's maths homework - help me !

My daughter's homework has us all stumped. Good karma to anyone that can help!

At what time of what day of what year will it be:
a. 2000 seconds
b. 2000 minutes
c. 2000 hours
d. 2000 days
e. 2000 weeks
after the start of year 2000?

Thanks

31 Comments

Is that 5 seperate questions?

You seriously dont know how to work those questions out? Oh lord.

garbage456

so that is 33 minutes and 20 seconds. (33.33333333333333) (get someone … so that is 33 minutes and 20 seconds. (33.33333333333333) (get someone else to check please as it was about 20 years since i done this)


Correct.

The answer is zero

2000 seconds is 33mins 20 secs
2000 mins is 33 hours 20 mins
2000 hours is 83 days 8 hours
2000 days is 5 years 74 days
2000 weeks is 38 years 24 weeks

Babbabooey

You seriously dont know how to work those questions out? Oh lord.



+1

ejmna1

2000 seconds is 33mins 20 secs2000 mins is 33 hours 20 mins2000 hours is … 2000 seconds is 33mins 20 secs2000 mins is 33 hours 20 mins2000 hours is 83 days 8 hours2000 days is 5 years 74 days 2000 weeks is 38 years 24 weeks




do these take leap years into account?

Question B, I think answer is - Jan 2nd 09:20
Edited by: "jonny619447" 4th Mar 2011

The thing is its your daughters homework.

By all means point her in the right direction but if she can't do it then whats the point in getting the answers on here from someone. She will never learn anything.

i think theres a trick in the 2000 days because you have to take into account leap years
i've allowed for 1 but were there two?
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Banned

I never got any homework like this back in school!!! What do they teach these kids these days

Inb4 the OP's daughter is actually studying at university.

Babbabooey

You seriously dont know how to work those questions out? Oh lord.



Op probably wants to watch Emerdale, so instead of helping daughter, she has asked the question here and said "darling, just write down the answers them little mugs on HUKD work out for us, I will be back in 30 minutes" (_;)

garbage456

thats not technically the correct answer the date and time is required.



its not technically my homework!

ejmna1

its not technically my homework!



Well stop technically doing it then!

garbage456

for that I would put both answers down



technically that would be an incorrect answer the question give you all the info and is particular with it so knowing your leap years is required!

I've corrected the first part of the question for you:

Ask your Dad what time of what day of what year will it be: etc

Edited by: "Murielson" 4th Mar 2011

0.55am 14/3/2010

Original Poster

Thanks everyone - seriously impressed by people on here, my daughter had answered them all correct or partially correctly - ie not changed 0.3333 of a minute to 20 seconds.

I don't correct her homework it's up to the teacher to explain the answers.

I just thought they were an interesting set of questions.

my 9 year old had this homework a couple of weeks ago..

he put leap years in..

JO-JO

my 9 year old had this homework a couple of weeks ago..he put leap years … my 9 year old had this homework a couple of weeks ago..he put leap years in..


oh great my 9 year old is in the top maths class for his year so this means i'll get homework like this soon?lol
i dont remember ever having homework like this when i was their age

why teacher give such homework which keeps all the netusers busy too.. apart from parent and kids.. btw from what date and time you want to count so as to arrive at right answer

notts6501

The thing is its your daughters homework.By all means point her in the … The thing is its your daughters homework.By all means point her in the right direction but if she can't do it then whats the point in getting the answers on here from someone. She will never learn anything.



She'll learn not to ask her family for help in the future.

"Why parents can't do maths today" (10 September 2010)

[ bbc.co.uk/new…175 ]

BFN,

fp.

Real negative attitude towards kids getting 'tough' homework....... u dont want ur kids to work hard and thus achieve more?

1 Jan 2000 00:00:00
+2000secs = 1 Jan 2000 00:33:20
+2000mins = 2 Jan 2000 09:20:00
+2000hours = 24 Mar 2000 08:00:00
+2000days = 23 Jun 2005 00:00:00
+2000weeks = 1 May 2038 00:00:00

garbage456

thats not technically the correct answer the date and time is required.



Its also not technically correct because 2000 days is not 5 years, 74 days!

Banned

jah128

+2000days = 23 Jun 2005 00:00:00 +2000weeks = 1 May 2038 00:00:00



I trust you took into account leap years?

Original Poster

jah128

1 Jan 2000 00:00:00 +2000secs = 1 Jan 2000 00:33:20 +2000mins = 2 Jan … 1 Jan 2000 00:00:00 +2000secs = 1 Jan 2000 00:33:20 +2000mins = 2 Jan 2000 09:20:00 +2000hours = 24 Mar 2000 08:00:00 +2000days = 23 Jun 2005 00:00:00 +2000weeks = 1 May 2038 00:00:00



My daughter's answers are the same as yours for the first 3 ( except she has missed changing 0.33 minute to 20 seconds.

But on the days question she has the 22nd June 2005 - I think this is because with the two leap years 2000 and 2004 she has put that it leaves you 173 days?

You're correct about 173 days, but thats whole days after 1st Jan:
31 takes you to 1st Feb, 28 more to 1st Mar, 31 more to 1st Apr, 30 more to 1st May, 31 more to 1st June, so 151 days to 1st June - takes you to 23rd June.

vinylandtrinkets

oh great my 9 year old is in the top maths class for his year so this … oh great my 9 year old is in the top maths class for his year so this means i'll get homework like this soon?loli dont remember ever having homework like this when i was their age



something to look forward to! lol
X)

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