Who Sank The Boat?

Who Sank The Boat?

How much weight does the boat hold?

The Mouse weighs 100 grams

Each animal weighs 10 times as much and the previous one.

 

Solution:

Mouse  100g                       =0.1kg                   = 0.0001 tonne

Sheep   1 000g                   = 1 kg                    = 0.001 tonne

Pig          10 000g                 = 10kg                   = 0.01 tonne

Donkey 100 000g              = 100kg                 = 0.1 tonne

Cow       1 000 000g           =1000kg               = 1 tonne

 

Total weight = 1 000 000 g + 100 000 g + 10 000 g + 1 000 g + 100 g = 1 111 100 g

Total weight = 1 000 kg + 100 kg + 10 kg + 1 kg + 0.1 kg = 1 111.1 kg

Total weight = 1 tonne + 0.1 tonne + 0.01 tonne + 0.001 tonne + 0.0001 tonne = 1.1111 tonnes

But this sank the boat so we need to take off the weight (mass) of the mouse.

So the boat holds 1.111 tonnes or 1 111 kg or 1 111 000 g.

 

 

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