## Word Problem Wednesday – Passengers

Word Problem Wednesday was such a hit, we’re going to continue through the year with one problem a month.

This week’s problem comes from Primary Mathematics Intensive Practice 6A published in 2004 by SingaporeMath.com Inc:

##### There were 75% more adult passengers than children on a bus.  After 1/2 of the children had gotten off at a bus stop, there were _______% more adults than children left on the bus.

Submit your solutions and we’ll post all interesting strategies.

The problem posted August 30th came from Primary Mathematics Challenging Word Problems 6 by Joseph D. Lee, published in 2006 by Panpac Education Private Limited.

##### The number of Jason’s cards and the number of Frederick’s cards are in the ratio of 5:8. The number of Frederick’s cards and the number of Steven’s cards are in the ratio of 4:3. If Jason has 18 fewer cards than Frederick, how many cards does Steven have?

Intrepid reader Shirly Davis sent in her solution:

Whew! How did you do?

Share:

## Word Problem Wednesday – Cards

Summer’s here, but you’re missing your math? Don’t despair – we’ve got you covered. Check the site each week for one whopper of a word problem that’s sure to challenge!

Our final problem of the summer comes from Primary Mathematics Challenging Word Problems 6 by Joseph D. Lee, published in 2006 by Panpac Education Private Limited.

##### The number of Jason’s cards and the number of Frederick’s cards are in the ratio of 5:8. The number of Frederick’s cards and the number of Steven’s cards are in the ratio of 4:3. If Jason has 18 fewer cards than Frederick, how many cards does Steven have?

Submit your solutions and we’ll post all interesting strategies next week.

Last week’s problem and solution:

Mr. Seow borrowed a certain amount from a bank, which charged him an interest of 3.5% per year. If he owed the bank \$4347 at the end of the year, how much did he borrow from the bank?

Whew! How did you do?

Share:

## Word Problem Wednesday – Mr. Seow

Summer’s here, but you’re missing your math? Don’t despair – we’ve got you covered. Check the site each week for one whopper of a word problem that’s sure to challenge!

This week’s problem comes from Visible Thinking in Mathematics 5B by Ammiel Wan and Chelsia Loh, published in 2011 by Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Private Limited.

##### Mr. Seow borrowed a certain amount from a bank, which charged him an interest of 3.5% per year. If he owed the bank \$4347 at the end of the year, how much did he borrow from the bank?

Submit your solutions and we’ll post all interesting strategies next week.

Last week’s problem and solution:

Cynthia had \$16.75. She withdrew more cash from an ATM before shopping. After spending \$17.50 on a box of cookies and \$23.40 on a box of chocolates, she had \$35.85 left. How much money did she withdraw from the ATM?

Whew! How did you do?

Share:

## Word Problem Wednesday – Cynthia’s Money

Summer’s here, but you’re missing your math? Don’t despair – we’ve got you covered. Check the site each week for one whopper of a word problem that’s sure to challenge!

This week’s problem comes from Primary Mathematics Challenging Word Problems 3, published in 2011 by Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Private Limited.

##### Cynthia had \$16.75. She withdrew more cash from an ATM before shopping. After spending \$17.50 on a box of cookies and \$23.40 on a box of chocolates, she had \$35.85 left. How much money did she withdraw from the ATM?

Submit your solutions and we’ll post all interesting strategies next week.

Last week’s problem and solution:
Sheela plans to make 245 bookmarks to sell at the funfair. Each day she will make 5 fewer bookmarks than the previous day. She plans to complete making the bookmarks in 7 days. How many bookmarks does Sheela plan to make on the first day?

Whew! How did you do?

Our solution from Shirley Davis!

Share:

## Word Problem Wednesday – Sheela’s Bookmarks

Summer’s here, but you’re missing your math? Don’t despair – we’ve got you covered. Check the site each week for one whopper of a word problem that’s sure to challenge!

This week’s problem comes from Problem Solving Beyond the Classroom: Primary 6 by Bernice Lau Pui Wah, published in 2013 by Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Private Limited.

##### Sheela plans to make 245 bookmarks to sell at the funfair. Each day she will make 5 fewer bookmarks than the previous day. She plans to complete making the bookmarks in 7 days. How many bookmarks does Sheela plan to make on the first day?

Submit your solutions and we’ll post all interesting strategies next week.

Last week’s problem and solution:

There are 8 people on committee A and 9 people on committee B. If 5 people serve on both committees, how many people serve on only one of the committees?

Whew! How did you do?

Savvy reader Shirley Davis sent in her solution:

Share: