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August 04, 2008

3,000,000/12 = 250,000 quakes per year

3,000,000/365 = 8219.2 quakes per day
First let’s see how many letter tiles exist in a set.

9 + 2 + 2 + 4 + 12 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 9 + 1 + 1 + 4 + 2 + 6 + 8 + 2 + 1 + 6 + 4 + 6 + 4 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 = 100 tiles

Now let’s focus on the letters we need.

A-9   B-2   C-2   D-4   E-12   F-2   G-3   H-2   I-9   J-1   K-1   L-4   M-2   N-6   O-8   P-2 Q-1   R-6   S-4   T-6   U-4   V-2   W-2   X-1   Y-2   Z-1   Blank-2

(2/100)(4/99)(12/98) = 96/970,200 = 4/40,425

First let’s see what percent of the vehicles would still be ON the road.

(2/3)(9/10) = 6/10 = 60%

Thus, 100 – 60 = 40% of the vehicles would be kept OFF the road.

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