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Problem of the Week November 19-23

Nov 20, 2018

Lower Elementary:

Question: There are 100 green leaves on a tree. Half of them turn orange one day, and half of the remaining green leaves turn orange the next day. How many leaves of each color are there now?

Upper Elementary:

Question: There are 1,024 leaves on a tree. On the first day, half of the leaves fall to the ground. Each day that follows, half of the remaining leaves fall to the ground. On what day will there be only 1 leaf left on the tree?

Middle School:

Question: One turkey weighs 14 pounds and 12 ounces, and another turkey weighs 15 pounds and 4 ounces. What fractional part of the total weight of both turkeys is the lighter turkey?