Problem of the Week (Dec 10-14)

Dec 10, 2018 | Country Hills

Grade 1-3:

Question:  Sergeant Stubby was the most decorated war dog of World War I and reportedly received 11 medals for his service. Chips was the most decorated war dog of World War II and reportedly received 3 medals for his service. How many more awards than Chips did Sergeant Stubby receive?

Grade 4-6:

Question:  In New York City’s Central Park, there is a statue of Balto, the sled dog who helped deliver medicine in the middle of a blizzard to Nome, Alaska and saved the town from a dangerous diphtheria outbreak. Balto arrived in Nome on February 2, 1925. The statue of Balto was erected on December 17, 1925. How many days passed between Balto arriving in Nome and his statue being erected? (Hint: 1925 was not a leap year.)

Grade 7-9:

QuestionMan Ray, Fay, and Battina were dogs featured in work by the famous photographer, William Wegman. Battina’s photos are in 18 fewer than double the number of books Fay’s photos are in. Fay’s photos are in 1 more than 5 times the number of books Man Ray’s photos are in. If Man Ray’s photos are in 4 books, then how many books contain Battina’s photos?

Grade 10-12:

Question:  Laika was the first living animal to be launched into orbit. She was chosen from a pool of 10 dogs, and 1 other dog was chosen as an alternate for the launch. How many possible combinations of flight dogs and flight dog alternates were there?