Philip Emeagwali, supercomputer scientist, Internet pioneer, and mathematician grew up in western Nigeria. When he was 10 years old, his father drilled him daily to solve 100 math problems in one hour. On average, how long did he take to solve each problem?

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## Monday, July 30, 2007

### Math Challenge July 30

Morgan read that a piece of cheesecake has 191 calories, but a piece of apple pie has 427 calories. How many calories will she save by eating the cheesecake instead of the pie?

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## Friday, July 27, 2007

### Math Challenge July 27

Bugs Bunny ordered a sports magazine. The discounted cost of one magazine is

$1.50 per month. What will be the cost of a year’s subscription?

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$1.50 per month. What will be the cost of a year’s subscription?

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## Thursday, July 26, 2007

### Math Challenge July 26

Bert keeps his collection of Figgy Fizz bottle caps in 8 boxes under his bed. If there are 46 caps in each box, how many total caps does he have in his collection?

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## Wednesday, July 25, 2007

### Math Challenge July 25

Tyler and Cody love watermelon! Their mom just brought one home from the store and cut it up for them to share. There was a total of 18 pieces. Tyler found 17 seeds in his piece of watermelon. If each piece had the same amount of seeds, how many seeds were in the whole watermelon?

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## Monday, July 23, 2007

### Math Challenge July 24

Amelia Earhart flew about 2,205 miles in 15 hours when she did her first solo flight across the Atlantic. What was her average speed in miles per hour?

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### Math Challenge July 23

I just got back from a trip to Dallas, Texas. The five tallest buildings in Dallas are listed here along with how tall they are. What is the average height of these buildings?

Chase Center 787 feet

Renaissance Tower 886 feet

Bank of America Plaza 921 feet

JP Morgan Chase Tower 738 feet

Fountain Place 720 feet

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## Monday, July 16, 2007

### Math Challenge July 20

The closest the moon can come to Earth -- its perigee -- is 221,463 miles. The farthest it can go away -- its apogee -- is 252,710 miles.

What is the difference between the 2 distances?

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What is the difference between the 2 distances?

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### Math Challenge July 19

Ryan had a huge appetite and bought 3 hot dogs, 1 soda, and a bag of chips. Can you figure out how much Ryan spent?

Here are the clues:

A bag of chips costs 50 cents.A hot dog costs three times as much as a bag of chips.One soda is half the price of a hot dog.

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### Math Challenge July 18

250 people were surveyed to see what their favorite ice cream flavor is. 60% said their favorite flavor is chocolate. How many people love chocolate ice cream according to the survey?

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### Math Challenge July 17

Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Since it opened there have been

515 million guests. On average, how many guests visited each year?

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### Math Challenge July 16

Ty Cobb had a .366 batting average, Ted Williams had a .344, and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson had a .356. What is their average batting average?

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## Saturday, July 14, 2007

### Math Challenge Winner July 14

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## Friday, July 13, 2007

### Math Challenge July 13

Natalie ate 28 French fries at lunch. Mark ate half as many French fries as Natalie. Andrew ate 3 more French fries than Mark. How many French fries did Andrew eat?

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## Wednesday, July 11, 2007

### Math Challenge July 12

I have a small paper bag. Inside are 12 colored paper clips. 5 are red, 4 are yellow, and the rest are green. If I reach into the bag and pull out just one paper clip, what is the possibility that it is green?

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### Math Challenge July 11

From our house it is 83 miles to the lake. If we drive an average speed of 50 miles per hour, how long will it take our family to drive to the lake?

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## Tuesday, July 10, 2007

### Math Challenge July 10

My brand new nephew was born yesterday! He weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces. Our cat, Rocky weighs 9 pounds and 5 ounces. How much more does Rocky weigh?

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## Monday, July 9, 2007

### Math Challenge July 7 Winner

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### Math Challenge July 9

There were 2 tennis ball tins that held 6 tennis balls each. One was only 2/3 full; the other was 1/3 full. How many tennis balls were there all together?

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## Friday, July 6, 2007

### Math Challenge July 6

Sierra sent mail to 17 friends and spent a total of $5.77 on postage. If it costs 41¢ to mail a letter and 26¢ to mail a postcard, how many letters and how many postcards did she send?

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## Thursday, July 5, 2007

### Math Challenge July 5

Mary completed all 40 problems on her math test. The answers to 15% of the problems were incorrect. How many answers were incorrect?

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## Wednesday, July 4, 2007

### Math Challenge July 4

A firework display is scheduled to have 1,764 individual firing cues in a span of 22 minutes. Approximately how many cues is that per minute?

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## Monday, July 2, 2007

### Math Challenge July 3

The average dog lives 4/5 as long as the average cat. The average cat lives 15 years. How long does the average dog live?

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### This Month's Winner June

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### Math Challenge June 30 Winner

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### Math Challenge July 2

What is the average number of people flying over the United States at any given time?

Clue: If there are 150,000 people flying, that is 2.5 times the average.

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## Sunday, July 1, 2007

### Math Challenge June 23 Winner

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