# Word problem with real world application

• Apr 27th 2012, 07:36 AM
RexRivers
Word problem with real world application
Hi all, I've got this word problem which represents a schedule for a dart league. Is there an easy way to go about completing it? Its giving me trouble...
There's 12 people who will be grouped in threes for 11 weeks so they can play each other twice.

Carl has 4 boxes and 12 gerbils.
Each day Carl puts 3 gerbils in each box.
He does this for 11 straight days but no gerbil is in the same box as any other gerbil more than twice.
Numbering the boxes 1 through 4 and the gerbils 1 through 12, show the boxes and gerbils for each day.

If anyone can help I'd appreciate it. Thank you!
• Apr 27th 2012, 07:27 PM
Wilmer
Re: Word problem with real world application
What do gerbils have to do with a dart tournament?!
• Apr 27th 2012, 09:52 PM
RexRivers
Re: Word problem with real world application
Nothing. I just made up a word problem to go along with it. I found it more interesting.