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.
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.
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!
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!