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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 2, Number 11, May 5, 1997
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**Assorted Problems**

1. Iaen wants to buy a 2 quarts of pickle juice. A quart carton costs 75 cents. A half gallon container costs $ 1.29. Keeping in mind that two quarts equal a half gallon, Iaen knows that he can save ______ if he buys the larger container instead of the two separate quart cartons. 2. Michael is buying a shirt that sold for fifteen dollars, but is on sale for 25% off. What is the sale price of the shirt? 3. Crystal is writing a novel. She already knows how many chapters there will be in all. She’s already written 10 chapters, which is 50% of the total chapters that will be in the book. How many chapters will be in the book? 4. There are 20 people in David’s class. Twenty-five percent of them brought their own lunches and 75% bought one from the cafeteria. How many people bought a lunch from the cafeteria? 5. Which is more, 1/2 of a dollar, or 50% of a dollar? Copyright 1997 RHL