"Die Hard 3" page 1
This is a good mathematics problem from a not so good movie.
Students usually can work it out but they do have to think. Get your students to write down the answer. They find this difficult.
The scene occurs about a third of the way in. A good long sequence but watch for the swearing towards the end of it. It is best to review this movie for this reason.
The problem is a challenge to all ages. Students enjoy the problem and probably the movie too....
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"Die Hard 3" Maths in the Movies. Project 2.
The maths problem from the movie "Die Hard 3".
Simon> On the fountain, there should be 2 jugs, do you see them? A 5 gallon and a 3 gallon. Fill one of the jug with exactly 4 gallons of water and place it on the scale and the timer will stop. You must be precise, one ounce of more or less will result in detonation. If you're still alive in 5 minutes, we'll
John> Wait, wait a second. I don't get it. Do you get it?
John> Get the jugs. Obviously, we can't fill the 3-gallon jug with 4 gallons of water.
John> All right. I know, here we go. We fill the 3-gallon jug exactly to the top, right?
John> Okay, now. We pour this 3 gallons into the 5-gallon jug. Given us exactly 3 gallons in the 5-gallon jug, right?
Zeus> Right, then what?
John> All right. We take the 3-gallon jug and fill it at the 3rd of the way...
Zeus> No, he said: Be precise. Exactly 4 gallons.
John> Every cop within 50 miles is running his ass off and I'm out here playing kids games in the park.
The challenge has been given to you.
Answer it by writing down your solution in words.
New York depends on you!