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Old January 25, 2011, 10:53 AM   #14
Hardcase
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freedom475, that reminds me of a math question that showed up a few days ago in my wife's crazy math class that she's taking in college. The gist of it was that there were three people of different weights whose combined weight exceeded the capacity of the elevator, so you were supposed to figure out how to get all three to the top floor. She asked me what I thought. I told her that the engineers would have designed in at least a 50% safety margin, so all three should get on and go up. And if the elevator failed, the Otis brake would engage and they'd still be safe.

She didn't like that.
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