Problem of the Week (Sept. 25, 2017)
World’s Longest Hot Dogs
Directions: Write your work on a separate sheet of paper. Label the paper with your FULL name, your teacher, and which problem(s) you are handing in, then staple it to this sheet.
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Level 1: Early records: In July 2003, the world record hot dog was 16 feet long. One year later in July 2004, a hot dog broke the record. It was 37 feet long. How much longer was the 2004 hot dog than the 2003 hot dog?
Level 2: Official Record: The current world record for the longest hot dog and bun is 669 feet, a record set in 2011. A typical hot dog is about 6 inches long (equals ½ foot). How many typical hot dogs can you make from the world record hot dog?
Level 3: Bun Problem: The world record requires that the hot dog be placed in a continuous bun. That is the hardest part of breaking the record. Usually the dough is placed on a conveyor belt and that takes it into an oven that is open on both ends, The dough cooks as it slowly passes through the oven and comes out on the other side onto another conveyor belt. If it takes 30 minutes to bake each 3 foot section of bun, how long will it take to bake the 669 foot bun from the world record?
For a picture of a 2006 world record hot dog, check out my blog at: https://problemoftheweekbreck.blogspot.com/