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So much data exists...That is, we are surrounded by data...and where there is data, there are opportunities to create mathematical problems.

Consider these pieces of interesting data:

  • In 1937, Thomas Morris skipped rope 22,806 times in 2 hours.
  • In 1956, Charles Linster did 6,006 consecutive push-ups in 3 hours and 54 minutes.
  • In 1956, Dale Cummings did 14,118 sit-ups in 12 hours.
  • The U.S. Post Office reports that on an average day, 28 mail carriers are bitten by dogs.
  • The Flint, Michigan, Police Department received 140,000 calls last year.
  • Two billion pounds of chemicals are added to foods in America each year.
  • During the holiday season, 4 billion holiday cards are mailed.
Using these interesting gems of data, your task is to write (and solve) new problems. Share them with others and compare your respective creative slants.