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Word Problem Wednesday: Piranha Puzzle

Feb 5, 2020

If you’re looking for the best math tutors you should know that our Mathnasium instructors have a real appetite for math tutoring! Do you know what else has a real appetite? Piranhas! Today’s word problem challenge is all about piranhas, but don’t be afraid, math problem piranhas are the safest kind!

This fun word problem will give elementary level students the opportunity to practice skills such as fractions and decimals. Don’t be afraid to dip your toe in the water, take a look at the question below and see if you can work out the solution. Be sure to come back tomorrow to compare your solution to ours!

Question: Luke says he saw a piranha that was 4¾ inches long. Howard says he saw a piranha that was 4.7 inches long. Who saw the bigger piranha?

 

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