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# Skateboarding

When you repeat a trick, the point value of the trick decreases by ½. Kickflips are worth 360 points the first time you do them and melons are worth 20% more the first time you do them. Jason likes to skate. One day he got 1278 points doing only 5 melons and kickflips. How many of each trick did Jason do?

### Answer

3 kickflips and 2 melons.Kickflips are worth 360 points the first time you do them and melons are worth 20% more the first time you do them, so melons are worth 432 points. One of the ways to do this teaser is with guess and check. If you have three kickflips, each one ½ of the previous one, then you would have 360 points for the first one, 180 points for the second one, and 90 points for the third. If you add all these together, you would have 630 points for the kickflips. For the melons, the first one is 432 points and the second is 216 points. If you add them together you get 648 points. if you add 630 of the kickflips and 648 of the melons, you get 1278 points in all.

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Been playing video games have ya?

Sounds like a tony hawk playstation player to me :-)

There is no guess work involved. To get a final number ending in 8, you HAVE to have only performed 2 melons. Write down all the values of all the tricks to the point where you get to an odd number and you will see what I mean.

canary, cool it. it's just a teaser, who cares how hard or easy it is. and other two, i totally thought of this while i was playing that game... lol

i completely agree with something on this one, and by the way something, i really enjoy your work. it's very readable and fun.

thank you, madade.

oh and this was my first teaser

Hey I play Tony Hawk Proskater 3!

BIG skateboarding game fan r'nt u???

How did you manage to get the fraction? Did you have to put it in brachets?

I know how to do these. It is kind of easy.

Some strange comments here. Firstly, it's strange to ask who cares how hard the teaser is when one of the two categories you are asked to rate the teaser on is exactly that.

Secondly, what does Mad-Ade mean when he comments to Something "I like your work" when this is apparently Something's first teaser?

Anyway I agree with canary it was a bit of easy fun!

Secondly, what does Mad-Ade mean when he comments to Something "I like your work" when this is apparently Something's first teaser?

Anyway I agree with canary it was a bit of easy fun!

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