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Problem of the Day #36: Fingers April 24, 2011

Posted by Arjun in : potd , trackback

Albert has been watching a particularly scary horror anime. In this anime, fingernails are ripped off of fingers. However, there are a few limitations on what can show up on screen (due to censorship laws). Firstly, there is a limited screentime of $23$ minutes, and different fingers have different times taken for the nail to be ripped off, as well as a different amount of horror points associated with them. Thumbs take $50$ seconds, and are worth $10$ horror points. Index fingers take $40$ seconds, and are worth $8$ horror points. Middle fingers take $50$ seconds, and are worth $10$ horror points. The remaining $2$ fingers have already been ripped off, so viewing them on screen takes $10$ seconds and provides a measly $1$ horror point. Due to weird censorship laws, at least $3$ fingers from each hand must be shown on screen. What is the maximum amount of horror points possible?

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1. Albert - April 24, 2011

2. Saketh - April 24, 2011

tasteful