# It Took Them 606 Takes To Perfect This Ad. Can You Do Better?

Calculus Level 2

In this car advertisement by Honda, the various parts of the car are arranged to perform physical tricks, which is done sequentially in 60 second shot. The final cut of "Cog" consists of two continuous sixty-second dolly shots taken from a technocrane, stitched together later in post-production. It took 606 takes to make this video!

Each of the interactions we see, from carefully balanced see-saws to swinging mobiles of glass windows, has a certain probability of succeeding each time it is run. If each interaction takes the same amount of time, and we wanted to minimize the total amount of time taken to produce this video, how should the stunts be arranged?

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