*Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest. Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red riding cloak, so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood.*

*One morning, Little Red Riding Hood asked her mother if she could go to visit her grandmother as it had been a while since they'd seen each other.*

*"That's a good idea," her mother said. "We usually visit grandma twice a month. However, because of common tests, you have not visited Grandma this month! She would be upset if she doesn't see you soon!"*

["Rate" in the story: 2 visits in ONE month]

Based on what you understand about the term "rate", you will now continue to build the story from where the last person has commented... Everyone will contribute to one part of this Marathon Story. Your part of the story should have at least one description related to to RATE.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **Afternote: A task was assigned on 18 May 2010 (Tuesday) - to identify the "rates" mentioned in the story, and suggest the appropriate way of expressing it (when necessary).**

**Deadline of task: 21 May 2010 (Friday); email updated PDF file to Ms Loh.**

**To-date, the following have already submitted the PDF file:**

- Shamus
- Joshua Ma
- Cheng Ngee
- Zhi Chao
- Ming En
- Jonathan
- Ziying
- Mayur
- Zhi Qi
- Soh Fan
- Grace
- Bryan
- Jianhui
- Harsh
- Shawn
- Guang Jun
- Jing Jie

**S1-01's version of... Story of the Red Riding Hood Adventure**

**Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest. Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red riding cloak, so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood.**

**One morning, Little Red Riding Hood asked her mother if she could go to visit her grandmother as it had been a while since they'd seen each other.**

**"That's a good idea," her mother said. "We usually visit grandma 2 times/month. However, because of common tests, you have not visited Grandma this month! She would be upset if she doesn't see you soon!"**

**To give Grandma a pleasant surprise, Little Red Riding Hood decided to make some Roti Prata for her grandma. In 1 hour, she made 5 pieces of Roti Prata, at the rate of 5 roti prata/hour.**

**Grandma's house is 2 km away from Little Red Riding Hood's house. So she took 1/2 hour to travel half of the distance, at the speed of 2 km/h. While Little Red Riding Hood was halfway through the journey to Grandma's house, she realised that she had forgotten to take the Roti Prata along with her. Therefore, she ran back home, taking 15 minutes to do so, at the speed of 4 km/h.**

**Little red riding hood sat on the chair to take a rest but instead, she spilled and ruined the roti prata she had prepared for her grandma, so instead she went to buy instant noodles from 7 eleven which is 2 km from her house, at the speed of 50m/min, she took 40 minutes to reach there.**

**After buying the instant noodles, Little Red Riding Hood looked at her watch and realized she was late. She intend to run to her Grandma's house 5 km away, at the speed of 10 km/h. Grandma house is 5 km away. Little Red Riding Hood took 10 mins to move 2 km; at 2 km she slowed down and took 30 mins to complete the remaining 3km. Now, Her average speed is 7.5 km/h.**

**She realised it was getting late and ran quickly to her grandma's house. Unfortunately, the 7-eleven store was in the opposite direction of her grandma's house, so she had to cover 4 km instead. She had covered 3 km of the trip in 1.5h at the speed of 2 km/h where she accidentally dropped her things on the ground.**

**Thus she asked her friend, frenzy the horse to help her go back to 7-11. Frenzy gladly helped her and they galloped the 3km back. Fortunately, Frenzy was super fast; racing at the speed of 18 km/h and it took 10 mins to arrive. While getting off the horse, she dropped the instant noodles. The noodle strands were all over the soil. They had been blown across by the wind. Little Red Riding Hood walked a distance of 7 meters, picking up every piece, and stuffing them into her big red pocket. She took 7 mins to do so, at the rate of 1m/min.**

**A pack of wolves had expected Red Riding Hood to get to her Grandma's house after they had seen her leave her house, which was 5km away from her Grandma's, half an hour earlier. They then covered the same distance at the rate of 20km/h which took half the time Red Riding Hood had required to do so.**

**Grandma was in her house anticipating Little Red Riding Hood's arrival and was making waffles. She had taken 20 min to make 5 waffles, at the rate of 15 waffles/h. The wolves noticed all the food and raided the house, and they noticed the waffles. At the rate of 100 waffles/min, they ravenously snacked on the waffles and in 30 seconds they finished the 50 waffles.**

**Then they attacked grandma and ripped her into a bloody pulp. They just took 10 min to polish her carcass off. The wolves eat at the rate of 6 human beings/hour.**

**The distance between Little Red Riding Hood's house and Gramma's house is 90km. Little Red Riding Hood departed at 12 noon and reached at 1 pm. The rate of the bus that Little Red Riding Hood took is 90km/h.**

**Red riding hood wanted to bake some pastries for her grandmother. She took 10 mins to bake 20 custard puffs, at the rate of 2 custard puffs/min.**

**Since the instant noodles and Roti Prata were "destroyed", Red Riding Hood took a different route which will instead take 3h. Thus her grandmother's house will instead be 270 km away. She travelled at the speed of 90 km/h.**

**Little Red Riding Hood arrived her grandmother's home panting after running there. she was shocked to see her grandmother dead and anger welled up in her. The anger caused her to become a temporary superhero. she melted the wolves one by one using her laser vision at the rate of 20 wolves/h. Since there was 5 wolves, she took 15 minutes to melt all the wolves and remove her grandmother's body parts from the wolves stomach. [it had not yet digested and did not melt by the laser :) ]**

**Grandma was glad to see her dear grand-daughter Little Red Riding Hood again and natural impulses took over her and she hugged Little Red Riding Hood 20 times/min. Suddenly, the grandma was too overjoyed that she had a heart-attack. She died within 10 seconds of struggling and when staring at her grandma's dead body, Little Red Riding Hood fainted and after 50 seconds, she lost her breath. Lives were lost at the rate of 2 lives/min.**

**After they wake up 30 mins later and found themselves in some weird place, they were shocked. They lost their memory. They had totally forgotten why each other was there or how did they get there. It took them 15 mins just to recover 1/4 of their memory, at the rate of full memory recovery in 1 hour. But after they recover their memory totally, they found out that they are dead!**

**Little Red Riding Hood walked across a dense vegetation, in which she found an apple tree. She spent approximately 20 mins picking 40 fallen apples strewn on the ground, at the rate of 2 apples/min. She is very excited and dashed through the forest, forgetting that she was initially tired. She managed to come out from the forest by taking 25 mins to travel 5km; hence her speed was 0.2 km/min.**

**She reached her grandmother's dwelling and her grandmother was preparing a feast. She cut the apples so that it can be put into her scrumptious salad. At the speed of 4 apples/min, she could cut 40 apples in just 10 minutes.**

**Little Red Riding Hood accidentally placed the apples into the blender. At 4 apples blended /min, the blender took 10 minutes to finish blending 40 apples. The apples flew out of the blender and splattered on her grandmother's face. At 20 blended apples splattered /min, 40 blended apples took 2 minutes to splat the grandmother's face completely. Her grandmother went blind, and stepped backwards, right into a vacuum cleaner behind her. She was sucked into the vacuum cleaner within 3 minutes. (Well, 1/3 of grandmother sucked into vacuum cleaner/min). In the end, she died again...**

**Little Red Riding Hood decided to ride a horse to her Grandma's house. At 12 km/h, the horse took 30min to travel 6km.**

**~ THE END ~**

To give Grandma a pleasant surprise, Little Red Riding Hood decided to make some Roti Prata for her grandma. In 1 hour, she made 5 pieces of Roti Prata.

ReplyDelete[Rate: 5 pieces of Roti Prata in ONE hour]

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ReplyDeleteGrandma's house is 2 km away from Little Red Riding Hood's house. So she took 1/2 hour to travel half of the distance.

ReplyDelete[Rate: 2 km/h]

While Little Red Riding Hood was halfway through the journey to Grandma's house, she realised that she had forgotten to take the Roti Prata along with her. Therefore, she ran back home, taking 15 minutes to do so.

ReplyDeleteHalfway of the Journey: 2km/2=1km

1km/15min=4km/h

[Rate: 4km/h]

little red riding hood sat on the chair to take a rest but instead, she spilled and ruined the roti prata she had prepared for her grandma, so instead she went to buy instant noodles from 7 eleven which is 2 km from her house, the total time she took to reach there was 40 minutes.

ReplyDeleterate: 2km/40min

= 2000m/40min

= 200m/4min

=50m/min

rate: 50m/min

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ReplyDeleteAfter buying the instant noodles, Little Red Riding Hood looked at her watch and realized she was late. She ran to her Grandma's house 5km away, taking 1/2 hour.

ReplyDelete[Rate: 10km/h]

Grandma house is 5km away Little Red Riding Hood took 10mins to move 2km at 2km she slowed down and took 30 mins to complete the remaining 3km

ReplyDelete30min+10min=40min

5/40 x 60 = 7.5

(rate: 7.5km/h)

She realised it was getting late and ran quickly to her grandma's house. Unfortunately, the 7-eleven store was in the opposite direction of her grandma's house, so she had to cover 4km instead. She had covered 3km of the trip in 1.5h when she dropped her things on the ground.

ReplyDelete3km÷1.5h=2km/h

[Rate: 2km/h]

Thus she asked her friend, frenzy the horse to help her go back to 7-11. Frenzy gladly helped her and they galloped the 3km back. Fortunately, Frenzy was super fast and took 10 mins.

ReplyDelete10min x 6 = 60 min (1hr)

3km x 6 = 18km

[Rate: 18km/h]

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ReplyDeleteWhile getting off the horse, she dropped the instant noodles. The noodle strands were all over the soil. They had been blown across by the wind. Little Red Riding Hood walked a distance of 7 meters, picking up every piece, and stuffing them into her big red pocket. She took 7mins to do so.

ReplyDeleteRate- 1m/min

A pack of wolves had expected Red Riding Hood to get to her Grandma's house after they had seen her leave her house, which was 5km away from her Grandma's, half an hour earlier. They then covered the same distance but in half the time Red Riding Hood had required to do so.

ReplyDeleteRate : 20km/h

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ReplyDeleteGramma was in her house anticipating Little Red Riding Hood's arrival and was making waffles. She had taken 20 min to make 5 waffles.

ReplyDeleteAns: 1 waffle made every 4 min

The wolves mentioned above noticed all the food and raided the house, and they noticed the waffles. They ravenously snacked on the waffles and in 30 seconds they finished the 50 waffles.

Ans: 5 waffles eaten every 3 seconds

Then they attacked gramma and ripped her into a bloody pulp. They just took 10 min to polish her carcass off.

Ans: 10min to eat one woman

The distance between Little Red Riding Hood's house and Gramma's house is 90km. Little Red Riding Hood departed at 12 noon and reached at 1 pm.

ReplyDeleteThe rate of the bus that Little Red Riding Hood took is 90km/hr

Red riding hood wanted to bake some pastries for her grandmother. She took 10 mins to bake 20 custard puffs.

ReplyDeleteRate: 2 custard puffs/1min

Since the instant noodles and Roti Prata were "destroyed", Red Riding Hood took a different route which will instead take 3h. Thus her grandmother's house will instead be 270km away.

ReplyDeleteRate: 90km/h

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ReplyDeletelittle red riding hood arrived her grandmother's home panting after running there. she was shocked to see her grandmother dead and anger welled up in her. the anger caused her to become a temporary superhero. she melted the wolves one by one using her laser vision and since there was 5 wolves, she took 15 minutes to melt all the wolves and remove her grandmother's body parts from the wolves stomach. [it had not yet digested and did not melt by the laser:) ]

ReplyDeleterate: 15 mins/5 wolves=3 mins per wolf.

The grandma was glad to see her dear grand-daughter Little Red Riding Hood again and natural impulses took over her and she hugged Little Red Riding Hood 20 times in 1 minute.

ReplyDeleteRate:

1hug/3s 1 hug per 3 seconds

SUddenly, the grandma was too overjoyed that she had a heart-attack. She died within 10 seconds of struggling and when staring at her grandma's dead body, Little Red Riding Hood fainted and after 50 seconds, she lost her breath.

Rate: 1 life taken away per 30 seconds

After they wake up 30 mins later and found themselves in some weird place, they were shocked. They lost their memory. They had totally forgotten why each other was there or how did they get there. It took them 15 mins just to recover 1/4 of their memory.

ReplyDeleteRate: 1/4 memory / 15 mins

But after they recover their memory totally, they found out that they are dead!

Little Red Riding Hood walked across a dense vegetation, in which she found an apple tree. She spent approximately 20 mins picking 40 fallen apples strewn on the ground.

ReplyDeleteRATE: 2 apples picked up / 1 min

She is very excited and dashed through the forest, forgetting that she was initially tired. She managed to come out from the forest by taking 25 mins to travel 5km.

RATE: 0.2km travelled / 1 min

She reached her grandmother's dwelling and her grandmother was preparing a feast. She cut the apples so that it can be put into her scrumptious salad. She could cut 40 apples in just 10 minutes.

RATE: 4 apples cut / 1 min

Little Red Riding Hood accidentally placed the apples into the blender. The blender took 10 minutes to finish blending 40 apples.

ReplyDeleteRATE : 4 apples blended / 1 min

The apples flew out of the blender and splattered on her grandmother's face. 40 blended apples took 2 minutes to splat the grandmother's face completely.

RATE : 20 blended apples splattered / 1 min

Her grandmother went blind, and stepped backwards, right into a vacuum cleaner behind her. She was sucked into the vacuum cleaner within 3 minutes.

RATE : 1/3 of grandmother sucked into vacuum cleaner / 1 min

In the end, she died again, according to Shawn's part...

Little Red Riding Hood decided to ride a horse to her Grandma's house. The horse took 30min to travel 6km.

ReplyDeleteRate: 12km/1h