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Problem of the Week: Reach for the Skies

Jul 19, 2020










Did you figure it out? Let's look at the solution!


Since there are 12 inches in a foot, Westley is 6 × 12 = 72 inches tall.

He can reach objects 24 inches over his head, so he can reach up to 72 + 24 = 96 inches off the ground.

The pitcher is only 90 inches off the ground, so Westley can easily reach it.


Look forward to next week's problem!