Thursday, September 07, 2006

On Average There are 2 Sneakers to a Box

While shopping at the Aviation Mall in Queensbury, NY we stopped by a shoe store to look for some back to school foot attire. I came across a box of Puma sneakers and snapped this picture on my Palm (PALM) Treo 650. While hard to read, if you look closely enough, in the lower left hand corner of the box in the picture is printed Average Contents 2. The mathematician that I am began to wonder. Does Puma sell some boxes with 1 sneaker? Does Puma then offset that with boxes of 3 sneakers? Is there an arbitrage whereby I can buy 2 boxes of 3 sneakers and sell them as 3 pair?

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