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Ten pin bowling maths

August 29, 2018

I went ten pin bowling recently and thought of the following questions:

Fermi – type

How many times does a pin get knocked over in its life time? (This could affect how often they have to be replaced.)

How many pins might you get out of one tree?

How much money would a single alley make in a month?


Roughly what proportion of all balls bowled result in strikes?

If you have the bumpers up, how much does your score increase compared to if you didn’t?

How much do all the bowling balls in a bowling centre weigh in total?

After my first go, how many possible combinations of pins could be left standing?

What’s the maximum possible score?

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