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Problem of the Week for November 5th to November 9th.

Nov 4, 2017

Mathnasium of SW Calgary - Problem of the Week!

Solve the problem of the week below for your grade level. Get a Problem of the Week Ballot from Michael or Cathy and deposit your solution into your grade level entry box before closing time on Thursday. On Friday, a ballot will be drawn from each Problem of the Week Entry Box and the first “correct” solution drawn from each box will win a Fabulous $10 Gift Card. All other “correct” Mathlete solutions entered will receive “2” extra punches on their Reward Card at the start of their next session in the Math Learning Centre.

Give your brain a workout.

Be sure to enter at the start of your next session at the Math Learning Centre.

Problem of the Week for Grades 3 and 4:  Jack’s suitcase can hold twice as much as Wendy’s suitcase. Wendy’s suitcase can hold twice as much as Danny’s suitcase. Danny’s suitcase is exactly big enough to hold 12 sweaters. How many sweaters can fit inside all three suitcases? 

Problem of the Week for Grades 5 and 6:  A family is driving 64 kilometres from their home in Newmarket, Ontario, to a lakeside resort. They use 12 litres of gas to get there. How many kilometres do they travel for each litre of gas?

Problem of the Week for Grades 7 and 8:  A writer types 36 words per minute. Two hundred forty words fit on a page. If the writer types an hour straight, how many pages does he write?

Problem of the Week for Grades 9 and above:  Jack is running through a maze with a total of 6000 metres of passages. Jack runs through 40% of the passages, but he retraces 25% of his progress through the maze. If Jack runs for 10 minutes before he stops, then what was the average speed at which he ran through the maze? Give your answer in metres per second.

LAST WEEK WINNERS of Problem of the Week:

Grades 3 and 4:  Hillary correctly solved the problem and was the first ballot drawn!  Great work Hillary.  Come and chose your $10 Gift Card.  Maahir and Daniela also solved the problem and each will receive "extra" Punches on their Reward Cards.  Well done Mathletes.  Come on, give your brain a workout

Grades 5 and 6:  Taras was the only person to 'correctly' solve and answer the problem.  Come and collect your $10 Gift Card.  Great effort Taras. Become a Mathnasium Mathlete

Grades 7 and 8:  Neal correctly solved the problem and he receives a Wonderful $10 Gift Card.  Well done Neal.  Julien, Victor and Mehar also solved the problem and each will receive "extra" Punches on their Reward Cards.  Great work Mathletes.  Mathnasium – Home of the Power Math Workout

Grades 9 and above:  Kael correctly solved the problem and he can now select a Terrific $10 Gift Card.  Well done Kael.  Victor also solved this problem correctly and will receive additional punches on his Reward Card.  Great work you two! Show what you can do Mathlete