Problem of the Week (Jan 28-Feb 1)

Jan 29, 2019 | Country Hills

Grade 1-3:

Question: Morty has 3 nickels, 4 dimes, and 5 pennies. Does Morty have enough money to buy a candy bar that costs 50¢? How much more or less does he have?

Grade 4-6:

Question: Noelle spends 40 minutes each day playing the violin. She spends 45 minutes each day playing the guitar. If Noelle doesn’t play any other musical instruments, then how much time does she spend each week not playing an instrument? Give your answer in hours and minutes.

Grade 7-9:

Question: Olive has a recipe for peach cobbler that calls for 15 peaches and yields 10 servings. Her baking dish holds 14 servings. How many peaches should Olive buy to scale the recipe for her baking dish?

Grade 10-12:

Question: Rae’s favourite book has 8 more than 2/3 the number of pages that Sarah’s favourite book has. Sarah’s favourite book has 12 fewer than 2 times as many pages as Tim’s favourite book. Tim’s favourite book is 32 pages shorter than Rae’s favourite book. How many pages long is Tim’s favourite book?

Mimi's Question:

One day, a person went to a horse racing area. Instead of counting the number of humans and horses, he counted 74 heads and 196 legs. How many humans and horses were there?

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