<![CDATA[Mrs. Sartain and Mrs. Boutté's 5th Grade - Problem of the Week]]>Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:36:45 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[POW: 3/23 - 3/30]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:24:15 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-323-330Omar is 3 times as old as Jason. Henry is 5 years older than Jason. If their total age is 80 years old, how much older is Omar than Henry? Explain your answer. ]]><![CDATA[POW: 3/16 - 3/23]]>Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:35:53 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-316-323Mrs. Reyes had some apples. If she gave each student 3 apples, she would have 2 apples left. If she gave each student 4 apples, she would be short 2 apples.

a)How many apples does she have? b) How many students does she have?

Explain your answer.

Here is this week's answer.]]><![CDATA[POW" 2/23 - 3/2]]>Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:51:51 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-223-32Mrs. Ortega paid $188 for some jeans and t-shirts. A pair of jeans cost $26, and a t-shirt was $16 cheaper than a pair of jeans. If Mrs. Ortega bought 3 pairs of jeans, how many t-shirts did she buy? Explain your answer.

Here is this week's answer.]]><![CDATA[POW: 2/17 - 2/23]]>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:26:27 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-217-223The cost of an angelfish and a goldfish was $8. Adam bought 6 angelfish, 2 goldfish, and a swordtail for $34. If the total cost of an angelfish and a swordtail was $10.50, what was the cost of a goldfish. Explain your answer!

Here is this week's answer. ]]><![CDATA[POW: 2/9 - 2/17]]>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:35:04 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-29-217There were a total of 800 novels (fiction) and nonfiction books at a bookshop. 2/5 of these books were novels. 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. ]]><![CDATA[POW: 2/2 - 2/9]]>Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:29:58 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-22-29In a factory, the number of female workers is 3 and 2/3 times the number of male workers. There are 16 more female workers than male workers. Find the total number of workers in the factory. Explain your answer.

Here is this week's answer. ]]><![CDATA[POW: 1/26 - 2/2]]>Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:57:17 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-126-22Luisa and Sierra had 19 stamps. After Sierra gave Luisa 2 stamps, Sierra had 1 more stamp than Luisa. How many stamps did Sierra have in the beginning? Explain your answer.

]]><![CDATA[POW: 1/20 - 1/26]]>Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:27:19 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-120-126Lovett's football team is on the 25 yard line. On the first down, they run for 7 yards. On the second down, the quarterback is sacked for a loss of 12 yards. On the third down, they throw a slant that gains 13 yards. On fourth down, they are forced to punt. The punt goes 57 yards and there is no return.

]]><![CDATA[POW: 1/12 - 1/20]]>Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:30:06 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-112-120A farmer had a total of 700 goats and sheep. If he sold 3/4 of his goats and 400 sheep, he would have an equal number of goats and sheep left. How many more sheep than goats did he have in the beginning? Explain your answer.

Here is this week's answer. ]]><![CDATA[POW: 1/5 - 1/ 12]]>Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:22:35 GMThttp://mrssartainsfifthgrade.weebly.com/problem-of-the-week/pow-15-1-121/4 of the girls in the class have short hair. 2/3 of the girls in the class have medium length hair. The rest of the girls in the class have long hair.

a) What fraction of the girls have long hair?

b) If there are 36 girls in the class, how many have long hair?