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Word Problem Wednesday: Music, Multiplication, and Real Life Math

Apr 18, 2018

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” -Pythagoras

Here at Mathnasium Cottonwood Heights we love math and music.  Wouldn't you agree they go hand in hand?  Even when you’re solving practical, real life math problems such as the one we have for you in this week’s word problem challenge. Use your elementary school real life math skills to solve the challenge below. Don’t forget to check back for the solution!

Challenge: Eight students are performing songs for their music class recital. Each song is 5 minutes long. If each music student performs 1 song and all 8 students must be done performing by 9:15 PM, then what is the latest time they can start the recital?