math challenge

Week of November 18 - 24, 1996

Get Out, You're Too Heavy

Wynken, Blinken, and Nod set out in a boat loaded with 30 pounds of supplies.

Unfortunately, the boat could not withstand the weight of all three men and the supplies. At least one of the three men must be put back on shore. The supplies are necessary and can't be put back.

The boat can hold 500 pounds.
One kg = 2.2 pounds.
Wynken weighs 120 kg.
Blinken weighs 1.2 times as much as Wynken.
Nod weighs 3/4 what Wynken weighs.

Can the boat hold Wynken, Blinken and the supplies?

Can the boat hold Wynken, Nod and the supplies?

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