Problem 56318. Predict Cricket Stridulation Rate from Air Temperature

Stridulation is the process that creates a cricket's “chirp” by rubbing their wings or legs. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac (, the sum of the number of chirps in 14 seconds and 40 is the air temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Crickets generally do not sing at temperatures below 55 F or above 100 F. (
  • Crickets go into hibernation phase when temperature drops below 32°F (
  • Crickets die when temperature drops below 18°F (-8°C) for 24 hours or longe
Use this formula to predit the number of chirps in 28 seconds for a given air temperature in Fahrenheit. Return a 0 if the cricket is not expected to chirp (<55 or >100).
Return a -1 if the cricket is most likely hibernating (18 < T <=55)
Return a -2 if the cricket is most likely dead (T<=18 or T>=120).

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20.45% Correct | 79.55% Incorrect
Last Solution submitted on Jun 28, 2024

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