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ALL4’s: Is That Your Final Answer?

Posted: September 29th, 2011

Author: All4 Staff 

Last Month’s Answer and Winner:

There were several people who remembered their 4th grade math lesson on the distributive property because we received multiple correct answers for the August “Is That Your Final Answer” quiz.  As you may recall, we needed to know the length that would be required to be added to a steel band tightly wrapped around the 24,900 mile circumference of the earth such that the additional length would allow the tallest ALL4 employee to walk under the band anywhere along the band. By using the distributive property, one can very easily calculate that increasing the length of the band by only approximately 40 feet would allow Tom Saylor (officially the tallest ALL4 employee) to walk under the band.  The first respondent with the correct answer was Mr. Ron Gore of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.  However, as a public servant, Ron is committed to maintaining impartiality and thus he requested that he be excused from the competition thereby elevating Mr. Philip Antici of FutureFuel Chemical Company as the official August winner.  Thanks to everyone who submitted the correct answer (there were no wrong answers received).  4th grade math teachers everywhere must be proud.


It is only September 2011, but already the presidential election process seems to be capturing more and more attention.  So why should the September “Is That Your Final Answer” question be any different?  Since 1970 there have been 12 individuals who have served as senate-confirmed U.S. EPA administrators.  Of these 12, only two individuals, William Ruckelshaus and Russell Train, have served under more than one president.  Name the presidents that Ruckelshaus served under or the presidents that Train served under.  As a hint, all of the presidents were Republicans and this is a tricky question.


Please e-mail your answer to final.answer@all4inc.com.  Include in the e-mail your name, answer, and address (to receive your prize).

The final answer feature of 4 The Record is designed to test your knowledge across the environmental field, quiz you on the building blocks of air quality rules, stump you on ALL4 general trivia, and challenge you with brain teasers that have perplexed us.  The first correct answer e-mailed to us will qualify the respondent for free ALL4 gear and will enter the winner in our end-of-the year “Final Answer Championship.”  The subsequent month’s 4 The Record will identify the winner and the correct answer from the previous month’s question.  You must be an active subscriber of 4 The Record to win a monthly prize and be eligible for the championship prize.  ALL4 employees and family members are not eligible to compete.  Hope you enjoy this feature and good luck!


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