# Math Problems of the Week - July 14, 2024 to July 20, 2024

Jul 14, 2024 | West Covina

Lower Elmentary:

Question: Grace has been keeping track of the sunny, cloudy, and rainy days over the past two weeks. She recorded 4 sunny days, 7 cloudy days, and 3 rainy days. How many more days were cloudy or rainy than sunny?

Solution: The total number of cloudy and rainy days is 7+3=10 days. There are 4 sunny days, so 10-4=6 more cloudy and rainy days than sunny days.

Upper Elementary:

Question: After a bad rainstorm Joey checked his rain gauge and read 21/4 inches of rain. Joey wants to know how much snow the storm would have brought if it had been cold enough. If one inch of rain is equivalent to 13 inches of snow, how many inches of snow would be left after the storm?

Solution: Since 1 inch of rain is equivalent to 13 inches of snow, 2 inches of rain equals 26 inches of snow. To find how much 1/4 inches of rain is in snow, we need to find 1/4 of 13. To find a quarter of a number, we can take half of a half. Half of 13 is 6 1/2, and half of that is 3 1/4 inches.
Altogether, 26 + 3 1/4 = 29 1/4 inches.

Middle School:

Question: On the news this morning, Haroula heard the weather person say, "Yesterday morning's rain totaled 2.4 inches." She is curious what 2.4 inches of rain really means. If it rained at a steady rate from 4 AM to 12 PM, use the chart below to help Haroula determine the type of rain that fell yesterday. (Use 1 inch โ 25 mm)