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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 1, Number 12, November 25, 1996

Assorted Problems


1.   Thomas was a very sick boy.  His doctor told him to take two tablets
of antibiotics, three times a day. He had to take the medicine for 10
days. How many tablets did the doctor prescribe for Thomas?

2.   Tiffany is raising chickens in her barn. Yesterday they laid 40 eggs.
These are unreal chickens, because each one laid 8 eggs! How many
chickens does Tiffany have?

3.   If Marc eats three meals a day, how many meals will he eat in

4.   Summer has two sisters and one brother. How many sisters does her
brother have?

5.   Sharon is buying a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Her relatives really
like to eat. Last year there were ten people at dinner and a twenty
pound bird provided just enough meat with almost no leftovers. This
year there will be only eight people at dinner. Sharon figures she’ll need
at least a _____ pound turkey.

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