In honor of the first annual National Math Festival 2015 and math nuts everywhere, we decided to test YOU with the kinds of problems that our team of museum experts frequently encounter. (Yes, people in museums DO math!) The question is . . . can YOU get the right answers to these museum math scenarios?
Cheryl and Ruth (our registrars) are making plans with an art shipper to move artifacts in our traveling exhibition "He-man and the Masters of the Universe" (not real). There are 10 venues on the tour. The first eight venues are approximately 610 miles apart, and the last two venues are roughly 725 miles from one another. If the art shippers charge SITES .53 per mile, roughly how much will it cost the first eight host museums to pitch in for shipping, and how much will the two, more distant museums be charged?
Teresa (in our publications office) needs 10,000 postcards for a SITES exhibition, opening in Nebraska. The printer would ordinarily charge $1.24 per sheet, but because she is a repeat customer, they are reducing the cost to .84 per sheet. If three cards fit on a sheet, how much does each postcard cost, and what is her cost savings for being a returning client?
Our web content manager, Heather, is having a difficult time figuring out why her code doesn't display the way she wants it. She was hoping that two companion webpages would look nearly identical, but the text paragraphs in the second web page are spaced strangely. Compare the two web pages and figure out why the code is incorrect. (In .html code, a <br> represents a line break.) Yes, patterns are math too!
<div class="img-left"><img src="5-farnham2.jpg" title="Farnham garden, ca. 1958. Archives of American Gardens"></div>In the 1950s, <em>America</em> was a nation emerging from the shadow of World War II, searching for ways to enjoy its newfound peace and prosperity.<br><br>
<div><img src="5-farnham2.jpg" title="Farnham garden, ca. 1958. Archives of American Gardens"></div><br>In the 1950s, <em>America</em> was a nation emerging from the shadow of World War II, searching for ways to enjoy its newfound peace and prosperity.<br><br>
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