While there is no traditional School Competition in this year’s Competition Series, this year’s online Practice Competitions are in full swing. For some additional practice, see some of last year’s School Competition questions below!
Sprint Round, 19
Gerald is going mini golfing at Golf-O-Rama with his family. For his family of 5 to play it costs $34. They were charged for three student tickets and two adult tickets. If a student ticket costs 3/4 as much as an adult ticket costs, how much does one student ticket cost?
Olivia is planning to adopt a puppy on National Dog Day (August 26). The adoption fee at the local shelter is $150 plus a 4% tax. On her way to pick up the puppy, she stops at a store to buy a food dish, dog food, a water dish and a bed for her new pup that cost (before tax) $5, $10, $5 and $12, respectively.
When most of us think of the Fourth of July, we think of fireworks! Over the years, fireworks have become more and more elaborate. However, this is also the time of year when safety agencies are concerned about the improper use of fireworks and the possible injuries that can occur. Fireworks are safer now than they used to be but can still cause very serious injuries. In 1990, there were 17.8 injuries per 100,000 pounds of fireworks.
Stephen spent this past weekend helping his mother get some yard work done. His first project was to build a rectangular planter with the exterior dimensions of 6 inches by 12 inches by 18 inches. He originally planned to use wood that was 1 inch thick. However, he mistakenly bought wood that was 2 inches thick.
Yesterday, Sunday, June 14th, the United States celebrated Flag Day. If you check out the many websites devoted to Flag Day, you are sure to learn a lot about the history of the holiday and the history of the flag, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner.
May is National Bike Month, so here are a few problems related to bicycles.
Riley sees a rainbow with ends that appear to touch the ground 1 mile apart and reaches a maximum height of 0.5 miles above the ground. If the rainbow is an arc of a circle, how many degrees is the arc that Riley sees?
First, let's draw a diagram: