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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 5, Number 27, April 24, 2000
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## Which Is Impossible?

Three of the answers could be correct. Which one could not be correct?

1. I am thinking of a number. If you square it (multiply it times itself) the product will be less than each factor. That number is _____.

a. 0
b. .25
c. 1/2
d. 9/10

2. I am about to solve an equation. It can be solved. It is _____. Note: The symbol / means “divided by.” Hint: Think about the related multiplication facts.

a. 3 / 3 =
b. 0 / 3 =
c. 3 / 0 =
d. 3 / 1 =

3. I am multiplying an integer (whole number) times another integer. The product is _____.

a. 28
b. 17
c. 64
d. 98.6

4. I ate 3 cupcakes on Monday, 5 cupcakes on Tuesday, and __?__ cupcakes on Wednesday. The average number of cupcakes that I ate per day for all three days was greater than 4 and less than 10.

a. 4
b. 7
c. 10
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