Friday, March 27, 2009

Tis' a Puzzlement



Here's a little math problem for you:

If a Mom volunteers to bring 2 dozen cupcakes to her Munchkin's class, then eats 1/2 dozen while waiting for the 2nd batch to bake, how many total batches will she have to bake? Keep in mind that each batch = 12 cupcakes and the Mom has only one cupcake pan.

Extra credit: if one batch takes 20 minutes to bake, what is the average time it took for the Mom to snarf eat each cupcake?

See, and you thought you'd never have a use for all those math classes in school, didn't you?

8 comments:

April said...

The only answer is, she will have to stop by the store and buy cupcakes on the way to her son's school.

Stephanie said...

You have to make 3 batches total........but that leaves you another 6 to eat!!!

You ate those first 6 approximately 3 minutes apart......pretty good.

Alisa said...

Wow, around here moms can't even bake cupcakes to take in. They have to be store bought. Maybe that's why all of us CA moms are so skinny?
HA!
Oh, and I don't do the math thing. Not even for you. Sorry. But not really.

MrsMama said...

Stephanie - you actually did the math. I'm so impressed!

Yes, I made 3 batches and yes, there were 6 extra (yea!) but I, um, I mean the *Mom* didn't wait 3 minutes between each cupcake. It's amazing how many one can cram in quickly if they put their mind to it! ;P

Stephanie said...

Ha! We're in the middle of an ice storm and I'm the only person at work. I have nothing better to do than sit and stew about it..........and catch up on blogs and apparently do math or whatever else occupies my mind!

And I didn't figure you stared at each cupcake for 3 minutes.......tried to give you the benefit of the doubt! Last time I made cupcakes for school, I realized I had no easy way to get them all there. Therefore, I had to eat them all and buy some cheap ones from the store.
And last time I was at WalMart, I bought one of those cool cupcake toters. There goes my excuse.

RosieJo said...

I agree with April....on just about any issue! HAHA and I don't even know her...

Lauri Bernet said...

Oh no-oh no-I heard that because I had a similar panic about the *darn* cupcakes and baked too many-you were stuck with extras. I am so sorry :) Lauri B

MrsMama said...

Lauri, hey - cupcakes are a good thing! Don't apologize. We liked having extras. :)