Numbermore (For the Mathematically Gifted)

Submitted by Valerie Camill… on Thu, 03/02/2023 - 05:03

In this gripping tale, four middle school students from Numbermore Academy become detectives and utilize math to try and solve a mystery by finding clues around the school. The scholars Wednesday, Evenne, Euclid, and Zerro have distinct personalities and have different schools that they use to help solve the mystery. The story shows the importance of analytical thinking and applications of math in real-life situations. MATHCOUNTS Handbook Problem 109: If X, Y, and Z are positive real numbers satisfying x + z = 9, y+z = 7, and xy=24, what is the value of x +y?

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