Problems of the Week: May 23

May 23, 2021 | Royal Oak

Lower Elementary:

Question: Jack decides to paint the walls in his bedroom with colorful stripes. The first stripe in the pattern is red, then orange, then yellow, then orange, then red, then orange, then yellow, then orange, and so on. If the pattern continues, what color will the 30th stripe be?




Upper Elementary:

Question: 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? 




Middle School:

Question: Micah sculpts two statues, one of a dog and one of a cat. The real-life dog weighs 20 pounds, and its statue weighs 48 pounds. The real-life cat weighs 15 pounds. If the statues are both proportional to the animals in weight, then how much does the cat’s statue weigh?




Algebra and Up:

Question: The value of a painting increased by 20% after the painter appeared on a popular talk show. The value of the painting increased again by 15% when the painter was featured in a magazine. If the value of the painting is now $1,242.00, what was its original value?