Really hard math question

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Mr.Blaze, Jul 5, 2005.

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  1. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

    Feb 3, 2003
    on the sofa
    This is a very hard difficult question which i honestly don't even know if it can be answered.

    There are 4 people living in a house

    A father a mother a child and a roommate.
    rent is 850
    phone is 56
    cable is 15
    water is 70
    food is 428
    power (pg&e) 106

    there are 30 days in the month of June

    roommate only works 27.50 hours a week a total of 108 hours he is not home

    The father of the house works 12 hours a day a total of 240 hours he is not home

    the mother and child are always home except for 2 hours a day

    the father eats 2 meals a day 3 on the weekends

    the mother and child eat 3 meals a day every day

    roommate eats 1 meal a day and two on the weekends

    the roommate uses the phone rarely because he has a cell phone and only uses the house phone for local calls

    basic phone service is 30 dollars

    the roommate gets charged 412 for rent includes everything food utility's power basically 1 fouth of everything because there are 4 people

    but doing the math what should he be paying since he consumes less food and power

    even harder question how would you break it dowen for each individual even child
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

    Dec 2, 2002
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Forgetting about the amount of power consumption each individual is using being that this is neither here nor there, the total monthly bill is $1555 (including phone) divide this by 3.5 (3 adults and .5 for the child) then the single adult should be paying $444 per month, so in fact they are ahead of the eight ball ;) :D

    Cheers :D
  3. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    They must be eating the same thing every month then?

  4. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Besides of the math:
    Let us suppose that the roommate is a friend of the family, I would say that all should try to avoid to get into too much quarrel among them about the issue.
    I know, that is easily said by me. But staying friends is also important ;)

    Take good care Blaze ! ;)
    Cheers, Jan.
  5. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

    Oct 12, 2002
    Well if their getting more out of the roommate than he's supposed to pay, then go for it. If their getting less, then make him wash half the dishes to make it up. :D (After their all dried and crusty of course.) :D
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