Mental Math

McNugget numbers – The Answer

McNugget numbers – The Answer

Last Sunday I posted a question I had asked my self about McNugget numbers with a promise that I would actually post an answer to the problem as well. So here we go.

McNuggetsThe McNugget numbers are fairly well described on the Internet and both Wolfram and WikiPedia describes the problem. Continue reading →

Posted by Kristian in Math, 2 comments
McNugget numbers – The Question

McNugget numbers – The Question

This post is about McNugget numbers and a small mental math exercise I gave my self this week while driving on the high way.

McNuggetsTo start with the beginning of the story. I was driving for quite a while this Friday – actually for the better part of 4 hours. Which I in many ways consider a waste of time and energy, but I had to for several reasons. At one point I stopped at McDonald’s to get a cup of coffee and stretch my legs.

While waiting in the line I was watching the prices for the many delicious offerings…. And I saw they had McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets in the four quantities 4,6,9 and 20. That’s when I realised that I had bumped into the curious little phenomenon called McNugget numbers at some point and decided I wanted to think this through my self. Continue reading →

Posted by Kristian in Math, 3 comments