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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 5, Number 30, May 15, 2000
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1. Brian has fourteen pets. All of his pets are cats and dogs. Brian has four more cats than dogs. How many dogs does he have?
2. Brienne owns four
cars. Gavan owns twice as many cars as Brienne. Ashley owns one less
car than Gavan. Ashley is buying four new tires for every car she owns.
Each tire costs one hundred dollars. How much money will the tires cost
altogether?
3. Paul has two dozen
carrot cookies. He will eat three cookies on Sunday. On every day that
follows, he will eat a number of cookies that is one greater than the
day before. On what day will he find that he doesn’t have
enough cookies to follow this procedure?
4. Anthony and Carolyn
have bug collections. If they combined their collections, they would
have a collection of twenty bugs. Which of the following statements
could not be true?
a. Carolyn has
a dozen bugs.
b. Anthony has eleven
bugs.
c. Anthony has one more
bug than Carolyn.
d. Carolyn has two more
bugs than Anthony.
e. Carolyn has one bug.
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