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August 11, 2012

10 kilotons?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1344729585 ) Play
2012-08-26

This is the wolframalpha solution to a question. That question is representative of a particular style of questions. What are the style of questions called?

Cracked by: Sumanth Patlolla , Manish Achuth and Mo

Answer:
Fermi Problems – this specifically is “How many Piano Tuners are there in Chicago”. Fermi’s approximation was 125. WA has 250 based on actual data.

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6 Responses to “10 kilotons?”

  1. rey de vaqueiros

    Fermat questions


  2. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Fermi problem or an estimation problem??


  3. Manish Achuth
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    Fermi problem, this is an example of using Fermi estimates to find the solution.


  4. Rogi
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    Natural Language?


  5. Logik
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    Artificial Stupidity


  6. Mo

    Fermi or Order of Magnitude problems?


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