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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 6, Number 8, October 30, 2000
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1. Pedro bought seven dozen candy bars to give out on Halloween night. He gave each trickortreater two candy bars. At the end of the night, he had 14 candy bars left. He gave candy bars to _______ trickortreaters.
2. How many ghosts
Are behind the haunted
gate?
Fourteen times the sum
Of five and two and
eight?
Not quite, divide that
number
by two dozen divided by
eight
And you will know the
number
of ghosts behind the
gate.
How many ghosts are behind the haunted gate?
3. Which is the greater
number of pumpkins?
a. seven
porches with eight pumpkins each
b. eight porches with
seven pumpkins each
c. fiftyeight porches
with one pumpkin each
d. one porch with five
dozen pumpkins
4. Which statement is
incorrect?
a. If you take
eight with’s brooms that are each five feet long and lay them
end to end, they will be forty feet long altogether.
b. One fourth of a
pumpkin pie is 25% of a pumpkin pie.
c. One skeleton times
one skeleton equals one skeleton.
d. Fifteen monsters
minus fifteen monsters equals no monsters.
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