Help Wanted Ad: Stand-in Beatings Mistress

The Internet is full of job postings including the opportunity to be a human punching bag.

   [source: Reuters via Yahoo! News at News.Yahoo.com]

   "A Chinese businessman has advertised on the Internet for 
    a stand-in mistress to be beaten up by his wife to vent 
    her anger and to protect his real mistress."

   [...]

   "The 'successful' candidate would be 35 and originally from 
    northeastern China and would be paid 3,000 yuan ($400) per 
    ten minutes."
Exercises
  1. List everything you can about the number 35.
    [ Wikipedia 35 (number)]

  2. The "successful candidate" will earn an hourly rate of $________ per hour.

  3. ______ + ______ x ______ - ______ = 35

  4. Using the yuan to USD ratio given in the news report, one USD was worth _______ yuan.

  5. The Wikipedia says: "35 is the highest number one can count to on one's fingers using base 6." Explain.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 28 February 2007

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