 A 2for1 Lunch  Marsha Hurwitz
Algebra, difficulty level 2. Two boys had lunch on a twoforone coupon, plus taxes and tips. What was their percent of savings on the transaction?
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 'Ace' Trotter  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 1. A problem from the sports world regarding freethrow percentages.
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 All Wet  Linda Benton
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Solve simultaneous equations, find area, and use the Pythagorean theorem and percentages to find the spraying distance needed for a circular sprinkler in a rectangular yard.
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 A Pound of Tea  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how long a pound of tea would last Hazel if she were alone.
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 Approval Method of Voting  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 3. In the country of Algpoweria, eligible voters can cast their votes for two candidates. Based on the clues given, find how many votes each candidate received and the number of eligible voters.
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 At the Movies  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Explore the changes in movie and theater prices.
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 Backtoschool Supplies  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help calculate the total bill for these backtoschool supplies.
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 Batter Up!  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Use statistics to help Lee convince his manager to give him a raise.
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 Birthday Beach Bash  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help determine how many balloons were needed for party favors at the end of this celebration.
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 Birthday Pictures  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Join Ms. Juncos's fourthgrade team in a comparison of seasons of birthdays.
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 Birthday Trip  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Just how far is the trip to Aunt Mazie's house?
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 Building a Snow Statue  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Determine the height of a snow statue using the given information.
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 Building Barns *  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How long will it take Amy's crew to build a barn?
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 Building the Fence  Steve Risberg & Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Herta is building a fence. How wide will the gaps between the pickets be so that everything is spaced evenly?
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 Buying Cola  Leon Roland & class
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Where should Chuck shop to get the most cola? Is this the best buy?
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 California Dreaming  Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the length of time that will be needed to drive from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Los Angeles, California.
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 Campers' Cider  Elizabeth Gardner (Western Oregon University) & Math Forum Staff
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much cider did the campers press for the evening festivities?
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 Cara's Cookies  Cynthia Lanius
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. How many cookies did Cara make for the Math Club Bake Sale?
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 Car Rental Quandary  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the car rental deals using the given information.
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 Catching Up!  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Marika is catching up to her father's age. How can that be?
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 Cat Walk  Math Olympiad Problem (revised)
Elementary, difficulty level 2. Using the ratio of dog steps to cat steps and the length of a dog step, calculate the number of feet a cat walks in 24 steps.
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 Change You Can't Count On  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. What is the greatest amount of money I can have in my pocket?
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 Charlene Goes Shopping  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Charlene needs to add some items to her winter collection. Help her determine where she should shop.
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 Chicken Little's Eggs  Jody Newman
Elementary, difficulty level 3. How many eggs did Chicken Little have in her basket at the start of her trip to town?
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 Citius, Altius, Fortius  Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Would recordholding speed skaters and runners break the speed limit in a residential zone?
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 Coast to Coast Driving Costs  Suzanne and Richard Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. If the price of gas has increased 61% in the five years since we took
our first coast to coast
trip in October 2000, what would it cost per mile to make the same
trip in October of 2005?
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 Coin Count  Roya Salehi and Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to determine the number of nickels and dimes in Lisa's bank.
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 Common Cents  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How much money do Monique and Misty each contribute toward Mom's Valentine's candy?
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 The Continued Fraction  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 4. Find the value of a given continued fraction.
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 Count the Discount  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The jacket on the clearance rack is marked down 20% more each day. How much will it cost after 5 days?
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 Cyndy's Curtains  Cynthia Paul, Suzanne Alejandre, Annie Fetter
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. How many sets of shorter curtains can Cyndy make from the one set of
extralong curtains
that she already has?
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 Cynthia's Solitaire Challenge  Cynthia Lanius, Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Help Cynthia think about how to keep her winning percentage at 90% or
above.
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 Dad's Cookies  Diane Anderson's Teaching the Young Learner Class
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Figure out how many cookies Dad baked for the family before they ate them all!
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 Dishwasher Discounts  Pat Hagan
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Purchasing a new dishwasher can involve a lot of math. Help find the best deal.
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 Donald Duck's Trip  Terry Trotter
Algebra, difficulty level 2. What fractional part of Donald's trip had he traveled by 4:00 P.M.?
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 Don't Be Square  Ethel Breuche
Algebra, difficulty level 1. Use pattern recognition and square roots to find the sum of two numbers.
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 Downhill All the Way  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Starting at 10,000 feet above sea level, descending a 6% grade followed by a 4% grade will put a car how many feet above sea level?
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 Do you listen to WMTH or WALG?  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Each week listeners switch radio stations. Predict the longterm distribution of listeners for each station.
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 Drama Dollars  Andrea Stitt and Suzanne Alejandre
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the percentage of the earnings that came from the adult tickets sold by the school drama club.
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 Duke is Missing  Judy Ann Brown
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Duke's head is 6 inches long, his tail is as long as his head plus half the length of his body, and his body is as long as the head and tail combined. How long is Duke?
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 Filling Beauty's Seats  Kristina Lasher and Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use fractions to find out how many seats are still available for the
school play and how
much money the show will earn.
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 Filling the Freezer  Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. How many cartons of ice cream can the Math Club fit in their freezer?
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 Fish in a Barrel  Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how many fish Jake, Herman and Luke each took home from their
fishing trip.
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 Flying Time Zones  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help me figure out what time my watch should show when I land in Denver.
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 Fraction Debate  Steve Risberg
Algebra, difficulty level 3. Three students disagree about what happens when you perform a certain operation on a positive proper fraction. Which student do you agree with? Why?
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 Frugal Freeda  Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Help Freeda decide which store has the best buy.
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 Garden Fresh Fruit  Shrawan Khanna's Ninth Grade Class
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Help the poor farmer predict his revenue (if he can sell all his fruit).
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 Gas Guzzlers  Mai Sidawi and Lillian Ray
PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Students are asked to decide which car model to replace to get the
most savings in gas costs.
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 Giving with Grapefruit  Lisa Lavelle & Western Oregon University Students
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. How much will Cassie help raise for charity?
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 Golf Anyone?  Phil Marchal
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Kyle needs some help in figuring out how many buckets of golf balls were hit at the Hook and Slice Driving Range.
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