Hello Dear Readers! After much coaxing, congealing, and coagulating I am happy to report that I have finally managed to talk The Math Lady into stopping by for a visit.
She has agreed to help us sharpen our math skills by presenting us with a few story problems. The Math Lady would like us to pick up our pencils now and answer the following problems to the best of our abilities:
Wendy, Jennifer and their friends Enrique, Adonis and Fred are going camping for a week in the Grand Canyon. Enrique is bringing along his pet pig, Howard, who is Enrique’s best friend but who doesn’t care much for Wendy, Jennifer or Adonis. Adonis is bringing his goat, Peppy, and his chicken, Victoria. Peppy and Victoria are best friends with Fred, Adonis, and Wendy, but Jennifer and Howard think they are annoying. (By the way has anybody seen Enrique?) Fred is bringing his duck, George, who isn’t anybody’s best friend due to a rough childhood. How many friends are going camping for a week in the Grand Canyon?
A) Chocolate Pudding
B) One million trillion billion
D) Hey wait! Has anybody seen Enrique?
Wendy, Jennifer and their friends with benefits Adonis and Fred have been camping for a week in the Grand Canyon. Last night while they were all sitting around the campfire, they saw Enrique who weighs 172 pounds fall into the Grand Canyon at a velocity of 150 mph. The backpack he was wearing weighed 28 pounds before he drank the 17 cans of beer contained inside. Each can weighs 13 ounces when full but only 1 ounce when empty. If the wind velocity was 17 mph, how long did it take Enrique to reach the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
A) Chocolate pudding
B) One billion trillion million
D) Hey look, it’s Enrique!
Wendy and Jennifer are each pregnant with triplets. Their doctor says they can only gain 40 pounds each. If Jennifer and Wendy eat one pig named Howard, one goat named Peppy, one chicken named Victoria and one duck named George for a combined calorie intake of 150,328 calories. How many pounds will Wendy and Jennifer weigh when they arrive at the delivery room at 3:52 p.m. Eastern Standard Time?
A) Chocolate pudding
B) One trillion billion million
D) Hey wait. Has anybody seen Fred and Adonis?
And there you have it, Dear Readers! The Math Lady sincerely hopes these story problems have been helpful to you mathematically. Oh, and if you answered A, B C or D to any of the above, please stay after class as The Math Lady would like to have a word with you. Good luck!
Until Next time . . . I love you