Problem of the Week (April 10, 2017)

Puzzler’s Request

Directions: Write your work on a separate sheet of paper. Label the paper with your FULL name, your teacher, and which problem(s) you are handing in, then staple it to this sheet.

SHOW ALL YOUR WORK on a separate sheet of paper.

PLEASE BE NEAT AND ORGANIZED.

I have received a request for more riddle and logic type problems. So here you go….

Level 1: Riddle Me This:

Follow the steps below in order to get the answer. Remember that sum means addition, difference means subtraction, product means multiplication, and quotient means division. All steps will involve positive, whole numbers.

- Start with the number of days we are in school this week.
- Add the Ms. Simonson’s birthday (hint: it is the last day of June).
- Divide by the number of legs on the 1st bird of spring!
- Subtract the number of toes on 1 foot of a typical 1st grader.
- Multiply by the number of 3rd grade teachers at Breck this year.

Show your work and circle the answer!

Level 2: Jumping Frogs: (thank you to Mindware Perplexors)

Five kids (named Joe, John, Julie, Joy, and Jimmy) entered a total of five frogs in a frog-jumping contest: Hoppy, Floppy, Choppy, Jumpy, and Bumpy. In some order the frogs jumped 30 feet, 25 feet, 20 feet, 15 feet, and 3 feet. Use the clues below to match the kid with their frog, and the distance each frog jumped. Think about how you can organize the options and eliminate combinations bit by bit.

- Jimmy’s frog Bumpy only jumped half as far as Jumpy, but 5 times as much as Julie’s frog.
- Floppy jumped 20 feet.
- Joe and John had frogs that jumped more than 20 feet.
- Hoppy jumped the shortest distance.
- Joe’s frog jumped 25 feet.

Use this list as one possible way to organize:

Joe (Hoppy, Floppy, Choppy, Jumpy, Bumpy) (30 ft., 25 ft., 20 ft., 15 ft., 3 ft.)

John (Hoppy, Floppy, Choppy, Jumpy, Bumpy) (30 ft., 25 ft., 20 ft., 15 ft., 3 ft.)

Julie (Hoppy, Floppy, Choppy, Jumpy, Bumpy) (30 ft., 25 ft., 20 ft., 15 ft., 3 ft.)

Joy (Hoppy, Floppy, Choppy, Jumpy, Bumpy) (30 ft., 25 ft., 20 ft., 15 ft., 3 ft.)

Jimmy (Hoppy, Floppy, Choppy, Jumpy, Bumpy) (30 ft., 25 ft., 20 ft., 15 ft., 3 ft.)

Level 3: April Code Breaker:

Each unique letter represents a number. The number-letter relationship is the same for each problem.

A + B + C = 15

A + B + B = 8

C + C + B + B + A = 24

Answer: A = _________ B = __________ C = ___________

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