Problems of the Week Aug 2 - 6, 2020

Aug 2, 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 2-3: A sheepdog has a litter of 7 puppies and 1 adopted piglet. Each puppy eats 2 cups of food per day. The piglet eats twice as much as a puppy. How many cups of food do the baby animals need each day in total?

Grades 4-6: One farmer sleeps through his alarm clock 3 times every 12 days. Another farmer has a duck that wakes him up 2 out of every 3 days by quacking. Which wakeup method is more effective, the alarm clock or the duck?

Grades 7-8: Esme makes a dollhouse that is a perfect miniature of her own farmhouse. The farmhouse is 11 metres wide. The dollhouse is 55 centimetres wide. What are the dimensions of a miniature refrigerator that goes inside the dollhouse if the real-life refrigerator in the farmhouse is 9 decimetres wide, 6 decimetres deep, and 15 decimetres tall?

Grades 9 and up: A pig and a border collie are competing in a sheep herding competition. When the pig approaches the sheep at a rate of 11 km/h, the sheep walk away at a rate of 3 km/h. When the border collie chases the sheep at a rate of 25 km/h, the sheep run away at a rate of 20 km/h. Which animal catches up to the sheep faster?