RHL School

Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 1, Number 13, December 2, 1996

Christmas Time


1. Elizabeth is planning a Christmas party. There will be seven girls and
five boys at the party. She wants to have two cans of soda for each
child at the party. How many cans will she need?

2. Marty is decorating his yard for the holidays. He bought nine sets of
lights. Each set has 22 lights on it. How many lights does Marty have

3. There were 157 glass ornaments on Daryl’s tree until his cat broke 14
of them. Then how many ornaments were on the tree?

4. Danielle baked six dozen cookies for a school party. How many
cookies is that?

5. When the party was over, Danielle took home the nine cookies that
were left uneaten. How many cookies were eaten?

6. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, was published in 1843. That
was ______ years ago.

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