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    Word Problem Wednesday: Doing Math With The Three Little Pigs

    By Mathnasium | Added Mar 27, 2019

    Students can practice their elementary math skills such as addition, fractions, and calculating perimeter with this week’s fantastic word problem challenge from Mathnasium.

    “I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down!”

    Do you remember which of the 3 little pigs’ house was the one that did NOT blow down? Because that’s the house we’re going to focus on in this week’s word problem challenge. Whether a math learning center is made out of straw, sticks, or brick, it’s the best math tutors that you find inside that make it truly great.

    Students can practice their elementary math skills such as addition, fractions, and calculating perimeter with this week’s fantastic word problem challenge. Don’t be afraid of the big bad wolf, just check out the question below, take your time, and when you're ready, check your solution against ours!

    Question: A little pig builds a brick house that is 10⅔ feet wide and 12⅔ feet long. What is the perimeter of the little pig’s house?

     

    Solution: First, we can add together the two shorter sides: 10⅔ + 10⅔ = 21⅓ feet. Next, we add the two longer sides: 12⅔ + 12⅔ = 25⅓. Now, if we add the short sides and the long sides together, we’ll have the whole perimeter: 21⅓ + 25⅓ = 46⅔ feet.

     

     

     

     

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