Jun 20, 2018
Question: Ella’s summer drama camp has a 5 to 7 ratio of boys to girls. If there are a total of 84 students in her camp, how many girls are there?
Answer: 49 girls
Solution: We can set up a proportion to solve this. A ratio of 5 boys to...
Jun 13, 2018
Question: Luke says he saw a piranha that was 4¾ inches long. Howard says he saw a piranha that was 4.7 inches long. Who saw the bigger piranha?
Solution: One way to solve this problem is to write both measurements as decimal...
Jun 6, 2018
Question: A giant pacific octopus weighs 110 pounds. A blue-ringed octopus weighs 4 ounces. How many blue-ringed octopuses weigh the same amount as a giant pacific octopus?
Answer: 440 blue-ringed octopuses
Solution: A pound is 16 ounces, ...
May 30, 2018
Question: Spot the dog can jump 3¾ feet into the air. Can Spot catch a frisbee that flies 44 inches over his head?
Solution: One way to solve this problem is to convert 3¾ feet to inches. Three feet is 3 × 12 = 36 inches, and a...
May 23, 2018
Question: The cost per day of Kitty Kare cat sitters is $21.00 plus $9.00 per cat. Furbaby Sitters charge $26.00 and $4.00 per cat. Cameron is going out of town for two days and needs a sitter for his three cats. How much money does Cameron save b...