Dr. Tipton’s Math Group
How does it add up?
Find the number of ways in which 20
coins consisting of quarters, dimes and
nickels can have a value of $3.10.
Five hats are randomly distributed to
the five people who own them. What
is the probability that all the people
receive the correct hat?
Heads up, 7-Up
7-UP 3-Day special
Case of 12 7-up
One-liter bottles Carton of 8
$4.98 Half-liter bottles
Plus $.60 deposit
on case. Money Which is the better buy?
back on return.
How much would you save?
A year ago, the amount in Joe’s
savings was three times the amount in
Sara’s. Joe has spent $25 of his
savings while Sara has added $25.
Now the amount in Joe’s savings is
only twice Sara’s. How much did Sara
have in her savings a year ago?
In each of the following, there are two
rhyming words that are suggested by the
clues. One of the words is a math term.
Five o’clock is PRIME TIME.
2000 pounds is _____ _______.
A wrong total is a _____ ______.
A skillet diameter is a _______ _____.
A finger tapper is a ______ ______.
How many more can you think of?
Find the wooden nickel
Eight nickels are all the same size,
shape and color. One is a wooden
nickel. It is lighter in weight than the
others. Using a balance scale, find the
light nickel in only two weighings.
Explain how you would do it.