# Looking for creative solutions to this math problem

• docnet
In summary, Bob starts with 36 candy bars and eats 29, leaving him with 7 remaining. This could lead to various consequences such as dental cavities, health issues, or the need to go shopping. Additionally, if Bob likes to eat 1 candy bar a day, he may have enough for another week. The conservation of candy bars could also be a factor, with the appropriate units being action per candy bar.

#### docnet

Homework Statement:: Bob has 36 candy bars. He eats 29. What does he have now?
Relevant Equations:: 36

29

First attempt: Bob has dental cavities.

Delta2
The US record for moderation in eating? Having beaten the previous record of only 30 bars by "Abe the abstainer", from Slimsville, Mississippi!

docnet and Mondayman
docnet said:
Homework Statement:: Bob has 36 candy bars. He eats 29. What does he have now?
First attempt: Bob has dental cavities.
Only variations on the same theme. E.g.
• diabetes
• indigestion
• obesity

pinball1970, Hamiltonian, Delta2 and 1 other person
A beating waiting for him, because kids don't have the money to buy so many candy bars.

mcastillo356
PC/"Woke" bullseye on his/her back for sharing/not sharing/overeating/undereating...

docnet said:
Homework Statement:: Bob has 36 candy bars. He eats 29. What does he have now?
Relevant Equations:: 36

29

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First attempt: Bob has dental cavities.
Should the question be "What does have now"? or "How many candy bars does he have now"? If how many, then simply the difference, 7. The two questions do not mean the same thing.

Diarrhea.

romsofia, weirdoguy, rsk and 1 other person
An overwhelming feeling of disgust with himself that can only be resolved by eating the last seven.

PeroK and docnet
Bob now has the realization that he has to go shopping sometime in the next week (7 days).

Bob likes to eat 1 candy bar a day. Bob buys 36 candy bars and eats 29.

Hamiltonian
Enough bait for seven more yummy children?

docnet
36 candy bars, mostly internal.

haruspex said:
36 candy bars, mostly internal.
conservation of candy-bars
[what is the corresponding symmetry?... does anyone Noe.. ...ther? ]

robphy said:
conservation of candy-bars
[what is the corresponding symmetry?... does anyone Noe.. ...ther? ]
It would have units of action per candy bar.

robphy said:
conservation of candy-bars
[what is the corresponding symmetry?... does anyone Noe.. ...ther? ]
I always thought that SR should be based on the No-ether theorem.

Hamiltonian, DrGreg, haruspex and 2 others
haruspex said:
It would have units of action per candy bar.
The appropriate units for the action for the candy bar is second*calories.