RT this tweet to donate $0.90 to @FeedingAmerica up to $1.5MM! #FightHunger pic.twitter.com/tXyXsg6t5l— Walmart (@Walmart) April 1, 2016
Which got me wondering...
How many retweets/likes would it take to get to $1.5 million 1 ? And is it possible 2?
Instead of figuring it out for myself, I thought this would make a good warm up problem for today!
I added a couple of additional questions, too:
Given the number of RTs/favorites at the time, how much money is Walmart committing? 3
How many meals is this? 4
The kids thought I was a little wacky for thinking about this from a tweet, but maybe it'll actually make them think again when they see something like this. Or maybe not.
1. 1,500,000/0.90 = 1,666,666.67 RTs/likes
2. We had differing opinions. That's a lot of RTs/likes. But there's also no end date on the tweet. And you don't have to follow Walmart to see it (I don't). Overall consensus was no.
3. When I saw the tweet again this morning it had 10,142 RTs and 9251 likes for a total of 19393. At $0.90 each, that's $17453.70
4. Using those same values, $17453.70/0.09 = 193930 meals.