As we have discussed before, Central City is a very special place. Simply to ensure that its citizens can survive in this phantasmagoraphobical city, Central City has charged its educational system with inculcating all schoolchildren with the necessary math skills to survive a place whose volumes and distances are nearly incalculable.
Are you as smart as a Central City highschooler? Find out by taking....
The Central City "Survival Math" Test!
Assuming that Flash travels at just under the speed of sound (to minimize possible property damage), how long does it take him to cross that street?
Assume that average height of the line of buildings is 100 stories and that the Flash, despite bracchial distention, is at his normal height. What is the width of the road that separates the two sides of the street?
Adjusting for walking posture, assume that Ralph is at a 90 degree angle with the ground. At what angle is that pole to the ground and, more interestingly, why has that man not fallen off it?
Based on the perspective, who took this shot?
(a) Dr. Psycho, limping
(b) a collapsed madeira-sotted photographer from Picture News
(c) an aged chihuahua with a doggie-cam
(d) Ray Palmer with a micropolaroid.
Sue is wearing 2.5 inch heels, carrying 9.8 pounds of raw beef, stands at 5'6", and is running at top speed for a 23 year old women in peak physical condition; how long does it take her to reach Ralph's butt?
Extra credit: assuming that the three criminals the distant policeman is covering with his gun are all the same height, how far apart are they, and what angle of vision does the officer require to keep them all within view simultaneously?
Is Ralph stretching or is this merely an effect of Central City's unique perspective? Cite examples from the text.
Driving at safe and fuel-efficient 55 MPH on consistent road curvatures, how long will it take Iris to drive to her mailbox on the horizon?
If the maximum height of any visible building is 300 stories, and assuming full occupancy with a 2% vacation rate, estimate the population of the Central City block in the distance.
If the Flash, traveling at 700 MPH arrives at an open bar at 10:30AM, how does that tallest building manage to remain standing? For the matter, how does the Flash?
If 40 percent of household income goes to mortgage and the average living room encompasses 40 percent of a house's square footage, with property values at $400 per square foot, what must this family's annual income be to afford that living room?
If Batman and Robin run a 4-minute mile, and the crooks run a 6 minute mile, how long does the Dynamic Duo take to reach each of the four crooks and what on earth is the size of that merry-go-round?
At minimum wage with standard 8-hour days, how much does it cost the city to maintain that park annually?
If that's the curvature of this planet, then what's the average height of those buildings, and what percentage of the distance to the moon does that constitute?
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