## Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Can you find a pattern in this series of numbers? 2, 7, 17, 37

answer: To find the pattern you need to double base number and add 3.

2 plus 2 equals 4 and 4 plus 3 is 7.

## Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Peter decided that he wanted to go to the ice cream shop so he started from home and rode his bike down First Street for 4 miles and then took a right turn and traveled due east for another 3 miles. If he was able to take a short cut and bike from home directly to the ice cream shop, how many miles less would he have ridden?

Answer: 5 miles

## Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I am planning a birthday party for my daughter. If a medium size pizza will feed 5 people and costs \$13.99/each, how much will it cost if my daughter invites 8 of her friends. Oh yea... can't for get the soda at \$1.49 and we will need 2, 2-liter bottles.

answer: Well, if one pizza will feed 5 people, that means that I will need 2 pizzas at a cost of \$13.99 each. We will also need 2 bottles of soda at a cost of \$1.49 each. So I need to multiply \$13.99 by 2 and multiply \$1.49 by two and add the products together.

\$27.98 + \$2.98 = \$30.96

## Monday, June 22, 2009

Fred wants to replace the carpet in his house. If his family room measures 12 ft. by 10 ft. and the hallway measures 30 ft. by 3 ft., what is the square footage of carpet that is needed?

Answer: The family room requires 120 feet squared and the hallway requires 90 feet squared. Combined Fred needs 210 feet squared.

## Sunday, March 01, 2009

Susan received the following test scores, 85%, 76%, 92%, 79%, 89%, and 90%. She needs to average 85% in order to pass on to the next level. What was the mean of the scores and did she go on to the next level?

answer: Susan received an 85% so yes.... she did go on to the next level.