# Problem of the Week for February 25th to February 29th

Feb 23, 2024 | SW Calgary

Mathnasium of SW Calgary - Problem of the Week!

Be sure to enter at the start of your next session at the Math Learning Centre.

Problem of the Week for Grades 3 and 4: An alligator starts life with 80 teeth. When an alligator tooth wears down or falls out, the alligator grows a new one. How many teeth has an alligator had in total if it has replaced each of its teeth 3 times?

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6: A frog croaks 1 time when a storm is 1 kilometre away. When the storm is half of a kilometre away, the frog croaks 2 times. When the storm is a third of a kilometre away, the frog croaks 3 times. How many metres away is the storm when the frog croaks 5 times?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8: Three loaves of stale bread is enough to feed 8 adult ducks or 16 ducklings. How many loaves of bread are needed to feed 6 adult ducks and 12 ducklings?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above: A heron is fishing in a pond that has 3 carp, 4 bass, and 5 trout. Each fish is equally likely to be caught, and the heron swallows every fish it catches. What is the probability that the heron will catch a carp first and then a trout?

LAST WEEK WINNERS OF PROBLEM OF THE WEEK:

Grades 3 and 4: A reasonable week of participation for the problem presented at this grade level! Eliza solved the problem and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Well done Eliza, now come and choose a Fabulous \$10 Gift Card of your choice. Anthony, Jalal and Wynn also solved the problem and they will each receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards. Well done everyone!! Everyone try again this week! Come on, give your brain a workout!

Grades 5 and 6: Our Mathletes at this grade level worked hard at solving the problem posed this past week. Jessie submitted the correct solution and was the first correct ballot to be drawn. Great work Jessie, now come and collect a Wonderful \$10 Gift Card of your choice. Also solving the problem was William and Luqman who will all receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards. Everyone be sure to devote time this week to solving the problem!! Become a Mathnasium Mathlete!

Grades 7 and 8: A fantastic week of participation attempting to solve the problem this past week saw Isabelle K. producing the correct solution to the problem and being the first ballot drawn. Fantastic work Isabelle, now come and choose a Terrific \$10 Gift Card of your choice. Also solving the problem was Evey, Japnoor, Beau, Lily, Nava and Vasisht and each will receive "extra punches" on their Reward Cards. Everyone try again this week.Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout!

Grades 9 and above: Well for the second week in a row we have a winner at this grade level. Julia solved the problem and had the only correct solution to be submitted. Great work Julia, now come and choose an Awesome \$10 Gift Card of your choice. Everyone work on the problem again this week!! Show what you can do Mathlete!