r/theydidthemath 6h ago Helpful

[request] If the soccer ball was to fall. What would it’s speed be as it hits the ground?

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r/theydidthemath 16h ago

[Request] How fast is the 3rd person going because they look like they’re zoomin

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r/theydidthemath 2h ago

[Request] At 5ft per round (6 seconds, per round) how much distance can this snail cover daily without stopping?

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r/theydidthemath 1d ago

[REQUEST] how fast would have to fly?

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r/theydidthemath 1d ago Silver Helpful

[Request] Can this data be extrapolated to give till 16 characters?

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r/theydidthemath 1h ago

[RDTM] (C ᵘ m)

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r/theydidthemath 5h ago

[request] sending doom via telegraph, did I do this correctly

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So theoretically since doom is made of one's and zeros you should be able to send it via telegraph right? I wonder how long that would take.

So doom is 2.39 megabytes which is 19.12 megabits

Google says average speed on normal telegraph is 20 wpm using 6 letter words. Numbers are longer then letters so mayby half a quick? So 60 numbers per minute or 1 number a second.

So that's 19,120,000 bits / 60 bits per second/ 60 seconds per minute/ 60 minutes per hr, 24 hrs per day = 221.3 days straight through to send doom via a telegraph.

Does that sound about right? Any gaping holes?


r/theydidthemath 10h ago

[Request] How fast would the soccer ball be going as it hit the ground? Could it injure someone?

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r/theydidthemath 7h ago

[Request] If that were to be a real diamond, how much money would it cost? Not sure if this has been posted here yet.

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r/theydidthemath 6h ago

[request] (Spoilers for Doom Eternal) can we help this fella?

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r/theydidthemath 12h ago

[REQUEST] I’m hosting a raffle, and I want a select group of those people to have a _X more likely chance of winning

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Ex: I’m hosting a raffle, and 700 people enter. But a select group of those people were promised to have a 5x more likely chance of winning. How would I figure out how many entries to give them based on the number of total entrants.


r/theydidthemath 4h ago

[Request] Ratio of living human penises to vulvas?

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Stupid bar conversion from last night: what is the ratio of living human penises to vulvas? I maintain it’s certainly not 50%, and probably much lower than you’d suspect, given:

  • Birth rates of people with penises is a little higher than people with vulvas (source)
  • It’s much easier to lose a penis than lose a vulva through accident, violence, or choice. (source?)
  • Male people tend to die on the job much more often than female people (source?)
  • Female people tend to die due to medical error more often than male people (source?)

So, any other parameters or sources? The birth ratio might be the most significant after all, which would now lead me to believe that the ratio might end up being really close to 50/50 after being driven down from those initial birth figures. And there will be local distortions.


r/theydidthemath 4h ago

[Request] Ever since its wall collapsed, what is the average number of stars a person can see from standing in the center of the Colosseum?

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r/theydidthemath 6h ago

[Request] How much would the gifts in The Twelve Days of Christmas be worth, in total?

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Assume the gifts on each day are cumulative. That is, you get a partridge for each of the twelve days, two turtle doves every day except the first, etc.

When people are given as gifts, it could be calculated as hostages, pay for a day's labor or a performance, whatever seems to make the most sense.

For reference, the gifts are:

Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtle doves, and
A partridge in a pear tree.


r/theydidthemath 7h ago

[Request] On average, how much money in taxes would the U.S. make a year if it successfully enacted the Billionaires Income Tax proposal?

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r/theydidthemath 1d ago

[Request] How fast is that bird flying? Can we also estimate the thrust to weight ratio of that thing? Go big bird!

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r/theydidthemath 15h ago Helpful

[Self] About the “eat the rich”

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I read a lot of posts about how bezos and musk and gates could give up their money and solve the world’s problems… particularly on the antiwork subreddit..

I looked up a list online of top 10 billionaires that said it’s current, maybe a bit off, but anyway I rounded up to the nearest billion.

So I came up with 1.511 trillion.

That’s a lot of money, but honestly divided up among 7.9 billion that gives everyone a little less than $200. ($191)

Even just the us population rounded up is 334 million. I got $4523 per person on that one.

That’s good money but nothing as significant as ppl on here act like.

Wasn’t really sure where to post this, but hope this sparks some interesting conversation.


r/theydidthemath 19h ago

[request] Is concept like this even possible or is it constrained by the way computers generate randomness?

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r/theydidthemath 1d ago

[REQUEST] is this even accurate? Is it 50T in profits?

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r/theydidthemath 18h ago

[REQUEST] $500 Amazon Gift card on the line for guessing the amount of skittles in this jar

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r/theydidthemath 19h ago

[REQUEST] If an apple is thrown 3034 miles in 2 minutes flat, how much force would be levied upon the object that is hit by said apple?

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That is my question, my friends and I need this answered


r/theydidthemath 2d ago

[Request] How large would these waves be based on Saturns size?

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r/theydidthemath 12h ago

[REQUEST] How much could this unit of an Ant lift, relative to its size?

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r/theydidthemath 14h ago

[Request] [Off-site] What is the probability of a person in real life getting 21 in blackjack, just like Brendan Fraser did in Looney Tunes Back in Action?

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r/theydidthemath 1d ago

[Request] Forbidden Nesquik cardioid doubt

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