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Sharing the Work
The College Mathematics Journal
Vol. 44, No. 3 (May 2013), pp. 229-232
Published by: Mathematical Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/college.math.j.44.3.229
Page Count: 4
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Summary N people take turns pulling a heavy rope hanging off the edge of a building. How much of the rope should each pull in order to share the work equally? Which person’s fair share is closest to 1/Nth of the rope’s length? We answer these questions using basic calculus and suggest some related problems for student exploration.
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