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Gingerbread Math

Dec 20, 2017

Word Problem Wednesday: Gingerbread Cookies

By Marketing | Added Dec 20, 2017

Q: How do elderly gingerbread people walk around?
A: With candy canes!

As you’re baking your tasty treats this holiday season, remember to bring your math skills with you into the kitchen—and everywhere! You can start with this week’s word problem challenge. 

Challenge: For every 7 gingerbread people Tyler decorates, Sophia decorates 5. If they decorate 60 gingerbread people in total, then how many gingerbread people did Sophia decorate?

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the solution. But in the meantime, once you’ve worked out this week’s challenge, try our fun Gingerbread House Math Activity!

Come back for the solution? The solution to the problem is 25 gingerbread cookies.

Together, Tyler and Sarah make 12 cookies. Since 5/12 of 60 is 25, Sophia decorates 25 gingerbread cookies. 

Thanks for coming back! Happy Holidays!