What Went Bad?
(page 96)

(February 2007) Here's a solution from Clayton, Ohio

In the problem What Went Bad? from the book Get it Together:

The answer we got was pineapple upside-down cake. The only people that did not get sick were Alfie and Jason. Alfie ate every thing but the pineapple upside-down cake and the desert chicken. Jason ate the desert chicken. So the only thing it could have been bad was the pineapple upside down cake.

Madonna & Erik, from Mrs. Wheat’s class, Clayton, Ohio

Thank you, Madonna and Erik! This is one of my all-time favorite problems in the book.

I like how you explained your logic. Okay, other solvers: do you agree? Is there anything else that could have gone bad?

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last updated February 25, 2007