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PorcelainNinja03-22-2008 07:38 PM

Math Puzzle Contest!
OK, here is a thread for math geeks/lovers/brainiacs/ANYONE!!!!!

Puzzle #1:

Grandma lives in Middletown, and her children and grandchildren all live within 30 miles.
  • Scott and his family live 15 miles south of Grandma.
  • Steffi lives 20 miles north of Byron.
  • Robin lives 5 miles south of Scott.
  • Byron lives 10 miles north of Robin.
  • Caitlin lives 15 miles south of Byron.
How far does each live from Grandma’s house?

(three foods for the winner! -- must be the first to post the answer!)

foods can be :rdr::koala::pig::sf: psfs and, in april and on, :pp: psf too. ALSO, any recipe. GO!!!

03-22-2008 07:42 PM

Re: Math Puzzle Contest!
#1=15 miles
#2=10 miles
#3=25 miles
#4=20 miles
#5=15 miles
hope i am right!!!!!! my ww username is cutie1628 and i would like the reindeer,frog,and poodle.

MattzKinz03-22-2008 08:36 PM

Re: Math Puzzle Contest!
Steffi lives 10 miles North of Grandma.
Byron lives 10 miles South of Grandma.
Scott lives 15 miles South of Grandma.
Robin lives 20 miles South of Grandma.
Caitlin lives 25 miles South of Grandma.

gcladybug03-22-2008 08:39 PM

Re: Math Puzzle Contest!
1. 15 miles
2. 10 miles
3. 25 miles
4.20 miles
5.15 miles

03-23-2008 08:58 AM

Re: Math Puzzle Contest!
who won?????

PorcelainNinja03-23-2008 09:21 AM

Re: Math Puzzle Contest!
hold on...let me check.

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Nobody yet!

Here are the answers:

1. 15

Good try everyone!

(Look carefully at the names...it was confusing!)

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Next one: (three foods)
Beads Galore

Dina has a bag of beads to make a necklace. When asked to tell how many beads are in the bag, she said, “I can make sets of 2 beads, 4 beads, and 5 beads and not have any beads left over. When I divide the beads into 9 sets, I have 7 beads left over.”
What is the least number of beads Dina can have?

super_gal_diva03-23-2008 09:29 AM

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coolio_gurl03-23-2008 09:30 AM

Re: Math Puzzle Contest!
um mmmmmmmmm wow im bad at math when its in english

PorcelainNinja03-23-2008 09:32 AM

Re: Math Puzzle Contest!
nope...here's a hint:

since she can make groups of two with none left over...it must be even, right? take it step by step! also, it's the LOWEST number possible, so could it be...
take it step by step.

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after this puzzle, i'll do brain teasers instead of math problems, ok?

coolio_gurl03-23-2008 09:32 AM

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could it be 3???????????????

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