5:34 PM CDT, November 1, 2012
We put our Twitter followers to the test before every Bears game. Here are this week's question and answer:
How many 24-packs of beer would it take to equal the weight of every offensive lineman on the Bears' active roster? (Final answer must be rounded to the nearest whole number. Also, round the weight of each can of beer to the nearest ounce in your calculations.)
First, we added the weights of all eight Bears offensive linemen on the active roster (which does not include the practice squad or injured reserve): Lance Louis: 320 pounds; Chilo Rachal, 323; Chris Spencer, 309; Gabe Carimi, 316; Jonathan Scott, 318; J’Marcus Webb, 333; Edwin Williams, 313; Roberto Garza, 310.
That's 2,542 pounds. Converting to ounces (multiplying by 16), that's 40,672. Now, a can of beer weighs about 13 ounces, and multiplied by 24 you get 312. Finally, divide 40,672 by 312 and you get approximately 130 24-packs to equal the weight of the offensive linemen.
The bad news is no one who entered this week nailed the answer. The good news is we're feeling generous and will feature several Twitter followers in the next Four Score anyway. Will we be this lenient from now on? No one can say, but good luck next week!
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