math basketball question

Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 01:40 pm
I have 8 players on my basketball team. Only 5 can play at a time. The games are 40 minutes long. How long does each player need to rest to get an equal amount of playing and resting time?
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Nick Ashley
Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 01:52 pm
Try thinking of it in terms on how many total human minutes are needed in the game. If a game is 40 minutes, and 5 people play at a time, there are 40 * 5 = 200 "man-minutes" needed per game. (In the real world, projects are often billed based on how many man hours are needed. A team of 5 people working for 2 hours requires 10 man hours).

Any ideas where to go from here? We now know a game requires 200 total minutes. Keep in mind that you are wanting each person to contribute equally towards the total.
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