For The Mathematically Inclined


Submitted by Aadhaarshila (ATFS)  The Math and Science Institute 08/11/2003
PROBLEM # 1
Amy is twice as old as she was 10 years ago and Beth is half as old as she will be in 10 years. Who is older now? Amy or Beth? PROBLEM # 2
Aaron has 3 times as much money as Josh. If Aaron gives Josh $50, Josh will then have 3 times as much money as Aaron. How much money do two of them have together? 
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 SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS ON 7/31/03
PROBLEM # 1
For the final step in a calculation, Paul accidentally divided by 1000 instead of multiplying by 1000. What should he do to his final answer to correct it?
SOLUTION
Multiply by 1,000,000. PROBLEM # 2
For what number b>0 is it true that b divided by b% of b equals b.
SOLUTION
b = 10. Winners
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