Of Babies and Multiplications

Storks is a movie that delivers a fun and engaging story fit for the whole family!

If you’ve ever questioned where you came from, the movie Storks may be the most heartwarming answer to that question yet. This is a tale about a stork delivery service called Cornerstore, and how the service came to the call of a lonely little boy called Nate.

Nate wishes for a baby brother, but he’s about to get an awesome baby sister instead! Image via Wikipedia

Tired of being the only kid in the family, Nate writes a letter to the storks. He requests for a baby brother with ninja skills. However, unbeknownst to Nate, storks no longer deliver babies. But that doesn’t stop an adventure – and an unlikely friendship between a stork called Junior and a girl named Tulip – from unravelling.

What do you get when you add an adorable baby to a messy equation? Cute overload! Image via HD Wallpapers

Armed with adversity, the two work together through problem after problem, showing how important it is to make a plan, stick to the plan, and always deliver. In the end, not only does Junior and Tulip deliver the baby, but they also create 1 MILLION BABIES! That’s a lot of deliveries to be made!

Babies are are a handful! Imagine 1,000,000 babies in a room! Image via movieweb.com

While 1,000,000 is a big and scary number, let’s try and get a rough idea on how many babies 1 stork can deliver in a day. If a stork takes approximately an hour to deliver 1 baby, how many deliveries will the stork have made by the end of the day?

BREAKDOWN There are 24 hours in a day. If Junior makes 1 delivery in an hour, we can multiply 1 with the total of hours in a day. This means:

1 X 24 = 24

Now that we know how many deliveries 1 stork can achieve in a day, let’s try to calculate how many deliveries a stork can make within a week.

BREAKDOWN There are 24 hours in a day. A stork makes 24 deliveries in a day. There are 7 days in a week. If we want to find out how many deliveries a stork can make in a week, we multiply the total deliveries in a day with the total days in a week. This means:

24 X 7 = 168

From one problem solved, comes another problem to resolve! What if Junior needs help, and he hires 10 storks to help him deliver for a week? How many deliveries could 10 storks achieve in a week?

BREAKDOWN 1 stork can deliver 168 babies in a week. To get the total amount of deliveries for 10 storks, we multiply the total babies in a week with 10 storks. This means:

168 X 10 = 1680

Phew, that’s a lot of calculations, and we’re far from the 1 million mark! Mathematics – and babies – can be “tough, brutal, harsh, inhumane, and savage,” but if there’s one thing we can learn from Storks, it’s that there’s nothing a little adversity can’t conquer!

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