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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 3, Number 12, November 24, 1997
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**Thanksgiving Day Problems**

1. Marsha is having Thanksgiving dinner at her house this year. There will be 14 people eating dinner. Marsha figures that the turkey should weigh at least 2 pounds for each person. Will a 24 lb. turkey meet that requirement?

2. There are five turkeys hiding behind the
boulder.
There are seven geese and four cows hiding there also. How many birds
are hiding behind the boulder?

3. Sam is baking cakes for Thanksgiving
dinner. He needs
3 eggs for each cake. He has half a dozen eggs. How many cakes can he
bake without getting more eggs?

4. Robert wants to buy a new television for
watching the
Thanksgiving Day football games with his family and guests. He can buy
a 36 inch set for $ 849.95 or a 31 inch set for six hundred dollars.
He’s wondering if it’s worth spending an extra
____________
for the larger screen.

5. Robert has decided to buy the larger
set. He has two
hundred dollars in his checking account. He has half as much money in
his savings account as in his checking account. He plans to take the
money from both accounts and charge the rest. How much will he have to
charge?

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