How long does it take 100 people in a row to do "the wave"?
Try smaller problems, look for patterns.
Try timing some number of people, then multiplying.
It's not accurate.
Why not? What assumptions are you making?
Have you used this problem with a class and seen approaches other than(or more specific than) those mentioned above? Or do you have other comments or criticisms or stories? If so, please tell us!
Last updated 30 November, 2004