During the tree-lighting ceremony last Thursday on College Walk, our darn-diddley Dean added to the College’s finals-burden by announcing a little extra-curricular pop quiz. Though the quiz is merely a pesky distraction for our more SEAS-minded peers, Bwog is skittish (and uncomfortably reminded of consulting interviews). The Dean, however, says it’s something technical yet accessible.

The Dean’s Office wants submissions by December 14th, which you can leave in the comments of this post. The winner, or winners, get a free lunch with the dean.

The quiz:

How would you count the number of lights on the trees lining College Walk? Suggest a method for estimating them (not an estimate) that does NOT involve actually counting the lights.

imposter Dean via screencrave