Well it does all depend on making assumptions about the cats evenly splitting the work and being able to go at non stop for as long as it takes, but is hard to interpret in in any other way. 3 cats get 3 rats in 3 minutes. Split the 100 cats up into 33 groups of 3 cats and each of them will get 3 rats in three minutes. That's 99 rats in 3 minutes. It all depends on how long it takes that last lone cat to get the final rat.
I'm not a mathematician but I did say 'if' and ambiguity is my playground...
Well it does all depend on making assumptions about the cats evenly splitting the work and being able to go at non stop for as long as it takes, but is hard to interpret in in any other way. 3 cats get 3 rats in 3 minutes. Split the 100 cats up into 33 groups of 3 cats and each of them will get 3 rats in three minutes. That's 99 rats in 3 minutes. It all depends on how long it takes that last lone cat to get the final rat.
Not quite. It's one rat per cat per three minutes or each cat takes three minutes to get one rat. A hundred cats then would need three minutes to get a hundred rats. This assumes that all cats catch rats at the same rate and that rate does not depend on how many other cats he is competing with. A rather dubious assumption if the number of rats is fixed.
I'm a mathematician. I couldn't just let it slide.
but is that what it reads?
I'm not a mathematician but I did say 'if' and ambiguity is my playground...
Not quite. It's one rat per cat per three minutes or each cat takes three minutes to get one rat. A hundred cats then would need three minutes to get a hundred rats. This assumes that all cats catch rats at the same rate and that rate does not depend on how many other cats he is competing with. A rather dubious assumption if the number of rats is fixed.
I'm a mathematician. I couldn't just let it slide.
yeah and in what world would rats just hang out and wait to get caught by cats? here? that many rats might just attack and eat the cat(s)
Well if it's one rat per cat per minute it's gotta be 100 minutes, right? Ratta tat cat I always say...
Not quite. It's one rat per cat per three minutes or each cat takes three minutes to get one rat. A hundred cats then would need three minutes to get a hundred rats. This assumes that all cats catch rats at the same rate and that rate does not depend on how many other cats he is competing with. A rather dubious assumption if the number of rats is fixed.
I'm a mathematician. I couldn't just let it slide.
Well, even pre-pandemic I spent about 75% of my time alone ... but in the past year I’ve been depending on one particular friend, and she’s feeling overwhelmed (not by me, just in general).
a few thoughts
occasionally we need to remind each other that we're in a challenging spot and it will get better
because perspective
however, it will take a little time
my birthday starts with a six and i gets calls from older clients that just want to talk
just want to hear my voice
i'm thinking just how bored does one have to be to want to talk with me?
sometimes we just have to be someone's rock (with big ears)
your friend is fortunate to have you and vice versa
when this current situation subsides, start structuring your life/lifestyle around interesting quality people