# Math Problems of the Week - June 30, 2024 to July 7, 2024

Jun 30, 2024 | West Covina

Lower Elementary:

Question: Natalie prepares 16 ounces of broccoli for family dinner night. Each of the 4 people in Natalie's family eat the same amount of broccoli, and there are 4 ounces of broccoli left over. How many ounces of broccoli does each family member eat?

Solution: First, we subtract the leftover broccoli, 16 ounces - 4 ounces = 12 ounces of broccoli are eaten by Natalie's family. Since each family member eats the same amount, we divide 12 ounces into 4 equal groups and get 3 ounces in each. So, each family member eats 3 ounces of broccoli.

Upper Elementary:

Question: William used to drink 6 cans of soda per day, but he decided to replace his soda with bottled water. If a can of soda costs \$0.85 and a bottle of water costs \$0.75, then how much money does William save each week by swapping from soda to water?

Solution: Each soda costs \$0.10 more than a bottle of water. So, each day, William saves \$0.10 × 6 = \$0.60. In a week, he saves \$0.60 × 7 = \$4.20.

Middle School:

Question: A 12-ounce steak has 92 grams of protein. A 6-ounce serving of chicken has 52 grams of protein. A 9-ounce serving salmon has 63 grams of protein. If Mason wants to cook the option with the most protein per ounce, then which should he choose?