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TEACHING MATH AT WHARTON

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
Please create six different financial scenarios with notes.

TEACHING MATH AT COLUMBIA MBA

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his
profit?

TEACHING MATH AT KELLOGG

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. His profit is
$20. But that's irrelevant - what would be a cool slogan to put on his truck? Please indicate color scheme as
well.

TEACHING MATH AT SLOAN (MIT)

A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set "M" of money. The cardinality of set "M" is 100. Each
element is worth one dollar. Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set "M." The set "C," the cost of
production, contains 20 fewer points than set "M." Represent the set "C" as a subset of set "M" and answer
the following question: What is the cardinality of the set "P" of profits?

TEACHING MATH AT UNC

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your
assignment: Underline the number 20.

TEACHING MATH AT DUKE

By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20. What do you think of this way of making a
living? Topic for class participation after answering the question. How did the forest, birds and squirrels feel
as the logger cut down the trees? There are no wrong answers.

TEACHING MATH AT HARVARD

By laying off 402 of its loggers, a company improves its stock price from $80 to $100. How much capital
gain per share does the CEO make by exercising his stock options at $80? Assume capital gains are no
longer taxed, because this encourages investment. No need for financial analysis.

TEACHING MATH AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

A company outsources all of its loggers. They save on benefits and when demand for their product is down,
the logging work force can easily be cut back. The average logger employed by the company earned
$50,000, had three weeks' vacation, received a nice retirement plan and medical insurance. The contracted
logger charges $50 an hour. Was outsourcing a good move? Answer is always YES.

TEACHING MATH AT STANFORD

A logging company exports its wood-finishing jobs to its Indonesian subsidiary and lays off the corresponding
half of its Canadian workers (the higher-paid half). It clear-cuts 95% of the forest, leaving the rest for the
spotted owl, and lays off all its remaining Canadian workers. It tells the workers that the spotted owl is
responsible for the absence of loggable trees and lobbies Parliament for exemption from the Endangered
Species Act. Parliament instead exempts the company from all federal regulation. What is the return on
investment of the lobbying costs? Extra Credit: DO in conjunction with someone from Public Policy
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2008, 20:09
Very interesting :) I specially liked the UNC assignment.
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2008, 20:56
Stanford way rules! :) It's not patriotic, rhyme!

Good one. Kudos to you.
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2008, 21:18
UNC was the best...
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 02:48
I guess I may apply to UNC afterall! :wink:
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 07:24
Precious :lol:
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 16:11
somehow it's not surprising that of the schools included in this list, the ones I seriously considered were Stanford, Duke, and UNC.
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 17:03
Seeing this earlier would've made my application decisions easier.

Time to get ready to apply to UNC next year. :-D
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 17:10
how do you think Yale would have gone about this!!!
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A logging company recently clear-cut 3000 acres of virgin for....Oh my! What IS that? Drats! The Forestry School is protesting again. Which of you bleeding heart so-called MBAs tipped them off again? I thought we weren't letting you people in anymore?
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Re: Math [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2008, 18:16
Kudos for the indonesian reference. Haha. That's hilarious.
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