Surviving the Titanic - Part 1

Algebra Level 1

The Titanic had a total capacity (passengers + crew) of 3353. If she carried the following lifeboats:

  • 14 ×\times 65-passenger wooden lifeboats,
  • 4 ×\times 47-passenger collapsable canvas lifeboats, and
  • 2 ×\times 40-passenger emergency cutters,

how many people would we expect to go down with the ship in a catastrophe?

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If you enjoyed this problem, you might want to try Part 2 and Part 3.


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