Thursday, November 18

"an elevator is rated to safely hold ten 250 lb people. the elevator is loaded as follows: three 600 lbs cartons of books jim (180 lbs) gavin (330 lbs) deb (250 lbs) and susan (120 lbs). in actuality this elevator is safe holding 10% more than the posted limit. how much more weight could be safely added to this elevator?"

7 comments:

  1. Google can do simple arithmetic,not solve all of life's questions.

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  2. This elevator is below the standards established by OSHA, contact your nearest OSHA administrator immediately.

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  3. my advice is get out the fuckin elevator before the fat basterds break it and you plummet to your death

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  4. Gavin is a fatass.

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  5. the correct answer is 70 lbs.

    Your elevator is rated for 2500 lbs (250 x 10). Your 10% extra (which I don't recommend trying) would put you at 2750 lbs (2500 + 10%).

    Your books weigh 1800 lbs total (3 x 600). Adding the people's weight gives you 2680 lbs (1800 + 180 + 330 + 250 + 120).

    Therefore, the difference between your max capacity and the current load is 70 lbs (2750 - 80).

    I have too much time on my hands.

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