Date: Dec 7, 2004 10:52 AM
Author: Allison Armstrong
Subject: Eating Grapes funpow

Several weeks ago my class had a big disagreement about the "eating

grapes" FunPOW. Some got an answer of 76 grapes and some got an

answer of 8 grapes. It all depends on how you interpret the problem.

The "100 grapes in all" can be interpreted as 100 grapes for the whole

week, or that she ate 100 grapes on Friday. I am pretty sure that the

answer is 8 grapes, but it isn't clear. I had my class submit both

answers to you to see what you all would say. It is interesting to

note that all the students that said the answer was 8 grapes had help

from their parents.

Thank you for these problems.

Allison