# Shark Math Challenge 4-8

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Directions: Try to solve each problem on your own. Show your work using numbers, words, pictures, or symbols.
1. A whale shark can be as long as 50 feet. The cigar shark is rarely bigger than 8 inches. How many cigar sharks would you need to line up to be as long as a whale shark? 2. Sharks lose lots of teeth! Luckily they are quickly replaced. If a shark loses 4 teeth a week on average, how many teeth will it lose in a year?

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3. The mako shark is the fastest shark, swimming 43 miles per hour. How many miles can it swim in 15 minutes?

4. There are 26 sharks involved in a feeding frenzy. If each shark has 5 gills, how many gills are there in all?

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Homeschool Math Challenge

August 4,2009

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Description: Solve these word problems with a shark theme. For 4th grade and up.