A box of salt is $1.20 less than a box of sugar.

What is the cost of a box of sugar?

Explain you answer.

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Think of a few palindromic words or phrases and record them on a piece of paper.

Now, think of some palindromic numbers and write them below the words.

Did you include 2002 in your list of numbers? This year is a palindrome. The puzzle challenge in this activity is to determine the five palindromic years prior to 2002 and the next five palindromic ones. Once you have found these years, list them below in ascending (getting bigger) order with 2002 in the middle.

Study these numbers and describe any patterns or other interesting things that you notice.

Here isthis week's answer.

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Explain how you found your solution!

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Her niece is 13 years old.

How many years ago was Aunt Jane 3 times as old as her niece?

Explain you answer. (Hint: Try creating an algebraic expression for the niece's age.)

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"Vacation Feeding"

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Explain how you found your answer.

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Each novel was priced at $7.

Each nonfiction book was priced at $5.

How much money would the owner of the bookshop make if he sold 3/8 of the novels and 2/5 of the nonfiction books?

Explain your answer

Here is this week's answer.

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Some are 50-dollar bills, and the rest are 20-dollar bills.

How many 50-dollar and 20-dollar bills does he have?

Explain your answer.

Here is this week's answer.

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