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News from Mathnasium of St. Peter's North

Word Problem Wednesday 9-12-18

Sep 12, 2018

Question: Betsy buys 6 cookies from the store. The cookies have 5, 9, 10, 6, 7, and 11 chocolate chips in them respectively. What is the average number of chocolate chips per cookie? (Hint: The average is the sum of all the values in a set, div...

Labor Day Weekend Word Problems

Aug 30, 2018

Lower Elementary: Question: Kylie sold books at a yard sale for 10¢ each and toys for 50¢ each. If she sells 6 books and 3 toys, how much does Kylie earn altogether? Answer:  \$2.10 Solution:  Kylie earned 10¢, 6 times for the books. That’s 1...

Word Problem Wednesday 8-15-18

Aug 15, 2018

Question: The year is 2018. A time traveler transports himself 40 years back in time, then 20 years forward in time, then 34 years back in time. What year is it for the time traveler now? Answer:  1964 Solution:  Forty years before 2018 is 2...

Word Problem Wednesday 7-18-18

Jul 18, 2018

Question: Peter and Ray walk 4½ miles to get to the library to investigate some paranormal activity. If they can walk 3 miles in 1 hour, then how many minutes does it take them to get to the library? Answer:  90 minutes Solution:  Since 3 mi...

Word Problem Wednesday 7-11-18

Jul 11, 2018

Question: Dillon wants to buy a model airplane that costs \$34.00. She has a \$5.00 bill and a 75% off coupon. How much more money does Dillon need to get the model airplane? Answer:  \$3.50 Solution:  Since the coupon is for 75% off, the model...

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