Do you have *sweet* everyday math skills? Then it’s time to *turn up the heat* to practice and improve! Don’t sweat it, take your time to think it through step by step, and this word problem challenge will be easy as pie. *(hint: you’ll need to use your subtraction and division skills.)* We know you can do it! **Challenge:** Nellie puts a batch of pies into the oven at 6:17 AM. When they go into the oven, the internal temperature of the pies is 60° Fahrenheit. The temperature increases at a rate of 2.5° per minute. If Nellie wants the internal temperature of the pies to reach 160°, at what time should she take them out of the oven?

Don’t leave the problem half-baked, once you think you've worked it out, check below for the solution!

**Solution:** In order to increase to 160°, the internal temperature of the pies will need to rise 160° – 60° = 100°. Since 100° ÷ 2.5° per minute = 40 minutes, it’ll take 40 minutes for the pies to bake. So, Nellie should take them out of the oven at 6:57 AM.