Problem of the Week

Jul 25, 2021 | Folsom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

Solution:  The taxi travels 12 miles in 24 minutes, and 24 minutes before 10:00 am is 9:36 am, 5 minutes after he starts running. He runs 500 yards in 5 minutes, and since 5 minutes is 300 seconds, that means he runs 500 ÷ 300 = 12/3 yards per second, which is equal to 5 feet per second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

Solution:  We find the range by subtracting the smallest value from the largest value. So, the range in prices is 60 pounds – 1 shilling. Since there are 20 shillings to a pound, we borrow 20 shillings from 60 pounds to set up our subtraction equation: 59 pounds and 20 shillings – 1 shilling = 59 pounds and 19 shillings.