POT is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

The headline read: "Thirteen-year-old Morgan Pozgar, of Claysburg, Pa., was crowned LG National Texting champion on Saturday after she typed 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' from 'Mary Poppins' in 15 seconds." Morgan won $25,000 for her POT effort.

Morgan estimated that she "sends more than 8,000 text messages a month to her friends and family."

Exercises
  1. Morgan typed ____________ letters per second to win first place.
    [supercalifragilisticexpialidocious has 34 letters]

  2. Morgan's monetary winnings worked out to be $________ per second. [round to nearest cent]

  3. During a 30 day month, Morgan sends approximately _________ text messages per day.

  4. The vowels in the alphabet are represented by the letters 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'u' and sometimes 'y' and 'w'. _______% of the letters in supercalifragilisticexpialidocious are vowels.

  5. According to the Wikipedia, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest English word at a length of 45 letters. The ficticious word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious has _______% fewer letters than does the actual word pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.


Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 23 April 2007

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