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In the market for a spaceship?

John Toczek
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spaceship

A popular game in the Apple and Google app stores is a space adventure game where, among other things, you need to decide which spaceship to buy. There are dozens of different spaceships to choose from, all with varying capabilities and costs.

Ten of these ships are shown in the accompanying table. Although there are additional ship capabilities in the game, only consider the ones shown in the table.

Question:
Which is the most undervalued ship?
Send your answer to puzzlor@gmail.com by Feb. 15, 2017. The winner, chosen randomly from correct answers, will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Past questions and answers can be found at puzzlor.com.

Ship Name Cargo Weapons Equipment Cost ($)
Cicero 25 2 6 $51,975
Cormorant 350 0 8 $168,900
Dace 38 4 5 $235,600
Hatsuyuki 28 2 8 $171,900
H’Soc 45 2 7 $150,000
N’Tirrk 80 2 8 $250,000
Razor 60 4 6 $294,900
Taipan 50 3 5 $100,100
Teneta 65 2 7 $125,400
Type 43 30 2 6 $72,500

John Toczek earned his BSc. in chemical engineering at Drexel University (1996) and his MSc. in operations research from Virginia Commonwealth University (2005).