Word Problem Wednesday: Crayons

Aug 30, 2017 | Roseville

By Mathnasium | Added Aug 30, 2017

 

 

 

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty.” -Bertrand Russell

Forgive us for WAXing poetic, we just want to DRAW you in and pique your interest in this week’s math challenge! We know you’re going to love working out this COLORFUL word problem. Give it a try and check back tomorrow for the solution.

Challenge: Nora makes 90 homemade crayons. A small box can hold 8 crayons, and a large box can hold 24 crayons. If she fills 4 small boxes with crayons, how many large boxes will she need for the rest of the crayons?

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