acar wrote:

If John (who weighs 136 pounds) buys 144 GUM DVDs, and Sally (who weighs 121 pounds) buys 320 GUM DVDs and together they get on a camel with a useful load capacity of only 300 pounds, who would have to throw away more DVDs given that John and Sally decided that the fairest way to handle the situation is by bringing their individual weights down to 150 pounds each?

Note: Each GUM DVD was bought this week at Penguin Magic so it includes 2 packs of Orbitz gum. The weight of the Orbitz must be calculated in addition to the DVDs.

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What is the weight of the DVD and Gum? Without that knowledge, there is no answer. Also. It would be Sally anyways, because she bought more. So, in theory, she would drop, until equilibrium is reached. At that point, it wouldn't matter how much each weighed, as it is a logic problem. So, besides for 2nd class philosophy, if each DVD and Orbit Gum weighed .55 lbs or more, Sally would have to let go of more, as she would have to drop more than John.

{300-[136+121(=257)]}/[144+320(=464)]=0.55387931034482758620689655172414

**Answer=Sally**Thank you Acar! If I did not get it right, which I am positive I did as it was not technically entirely a math problem, please inform me on exactly what I did wrong.

~Ian