Problem of the Week (Oct. 9, 2017)

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Guinea pigs are very social creatures and they need to have another guinea around to be happy. In Switzerland there is a law that if you own a guinea pig, you must always own at least 2 of them. If people only have one guinea and don’t want to buy another one, they can rent one. These questions are based on some Bedtime Math problems.

Level 1: Itty Bitty Legs: If you must have at least 2 guinea pigs, what is the least number of total legs? (only count the guinea pig legs, not your legs) Bonus: Guinea pigs have 4 toes on each front foot and 3 toes on each back foot. How many toes does 2 guinea pigs have?

Level 2: Rent-a-Piggy: If you pay $1 per day to rent a guinea pig for 7 weeks, how much money will you pay?

Level 3: Chow Down: If there are 80 guinea pigs and each one eats 2 cups of dry food and 1 cup of hay everyday, how much total food do they eat all together in one day?

Super Bonus: Then There Were Some: If ¼ of the 80 guinea pigs are rented out in November, and 3/10 of the remaining guinea pigs are rented out in December, in which month were the most guinea pigs rented out?