I need some help with a math problem! This is really difficult because time is measured 60 sec / 60 minutes /
The 2 questions i have to solve are:
- Assuming hamsters live for 3 years, what % is 5 minutes of a hamster's overall life span?
- Assuming humans live for 70 years, what is the equivalent amount of time in a human's life span?
I need to answer question 2 using days/years/months/weeks, not minutes. It's driving me nuts! please helP!
According to Google, 1 year = 525,948.766 mins
So 3 years is 1,577,846.298 mins
So 1,577,846.298 / 5 = 5.2814607759299843623509476544283e-5
so 5 mins is 5% of the hamster's life?is that right?It doesn't sound right to me
70 years = 36,816,413.62 mins
36,816,413.62 / 100 x 5 = 1,840,820.681 mins
now my head gets confused...
First, I'm a bit confused how google came up with that number of minutes.
1 year X 365.25 days X 24 hours X 60 minutes = 525960 minutes in a year.
So, 3 years X 525960 minures = 1577880 minutes
5 minutes / 1577880 minutes = .000003 = .0003% of the hampster's life expectancy.(What CB said!)
The second part of your question now. I don't understand the restriction you put on yourself, but here's how I think it is.
70 years X 365.25 days X 24 hours X 60 minutes = 36817200 minutes.
Now solve the proportion:
So 5 minutes to a hamster would be equivalent to x minutes to a human.
i get 3.1688087814028950237026896848937e-6
what you can do is once you get this on your calculator just do plus 1 and you can see the actual number clearer.
second question you dont even have to convert to minutes because we are dealing with proportionality;
and solve for x