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# News from Mathnasium of Southland

### Problem of the Week

May 16, 2022

Lower Elementary:

Question: Ella plants a dozen seeds. Half of those seeds sprout and grow into plants. Each of those plants grows 3 flowers. How many flowers does Ella have?

Upper Elementary:

Question: A truck that weighs 4 tonnes when empty carries 1 tonne of gravel. The driver unloads 250 kilograms of gravel at a construction site. How many kilograms do the truck and the gravel weigh in total now?

Middle School:

Question: Mason scores 40 points on his fifth of five quizzes, increasing his average score to 32 points. What was Mason’s average score after the first four quizzes?

Algebra and Up:

Question: Puppies sleep an average of 12 hours each day. Kittens sleep an average of 20 hours each day. If a puppy is 4 weeks older than a newborn kitten, then how old will the kitten be when the kitten and the puppy have gotten the same amount of sleep in total?