Problems of the Week - May 2 to May 8

May 2, 2022 | Lake Boone

Rewards for Problems of the week:

5 stars for the correct answer at your level; 10 stars for the next level; 20 stars for 2+ levels up.

Lower Elementary:

Question: Laura and Harold are repotting orchids. They plant 2 orchid plants in each pot. When they’re done, they have 3 rows of 5 pots of orchids. How many orchid plants did Laura and Harold repot?


Upper Elementary:

Question: Christine has a cube-shaped box that is 1 foot wide that is completely filled with 1-inch cube-shaped blocks. She takes three-quarters of them out. How many blocks are left in the box?



Middle School:

Question: Noah ate 5/12 of a bowl of ice cream. Brooklyn ate 6/14 of the same ice cream. Who ate more ice cream? How much more?


Algebra and Up:

Question:  In the figure below, AG is a line and the measure of x is two times the measure of y. What is the value of y?



Challenge problem to take home. 5 stars for the correct answer. 

Zaida loves playing fetch with her dog, Murphy. Murphy starts by sitting beside Zaida. After Zaida throws the ball, Murphy runs to get the ball, and he brings it back. Zaida throws the ball 3 times.

On the 1st throw, Zaida throws the ball 8 meters.

On the 2nd throw, Zaida throws the ball twice as far.

On the 3rd throw, Zaida throws the ball 5 meters less than the second throw.

How far does Zaida run in total?