Problems of the Week Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2020

Jun 29, 2020 | Killarney

Solve the Problem of the Week for your grade level!

Get a Problem of the Week ballot and submit your entry before closing time on Thursday. All correct solutions will receive 5 extra punches on their Reward card at the start of their next session in the math learning centre. If you are using our online math tutoring platform, you can also submit your entry during your next online math learning session.

Grades 2-4: Laura has a heart-shaped necklace charm that breaks into two pieces. If the whole charm weighs 51/2 grams and one of the pieces weighs 21/2 grams, then how much does the other piece weigh?

Grades 5-6: Benjamin and Jerry shared a brie and butter baguette for dinner. Benjamin ate 3/10 of the baguette, and Jerry ate 2/5 of it. The uneaten part of the baguette weighs 1241/2 grams. How many ounces of the baguette did Jerry eat?

Grades 7-8: Dale orders a cup of coffee that costs $1.50 and a slice of cherry pie that costs $2.50 at the Double R Diner. If the sales tax is 6.5% and Dale tips $1.00, then how much money does he spend at the diner in total?

Grades 9 and up: A large circular saw at the Packard Sawmill has a radius of 3 decimetres. The edge of the saw’s blade strikes the milled trees at a rate of 9000 decimetres per minute. What is the rate at which the saw rotates in radians per minute?