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    Word Problem Wednesday: Frog Alert!

    By Mathnasium | Added Aug 28, 2019

    Practice elementary math skills such as fractions, distance, multiplication and division with this fun word problem challenge from Mathnasium!

    Rrrribit! Hey math students and math tutors, we have a math problem that is so great it will have you jumping for joy! Math is fun when you can look at a problem from all angles and use your critical thinking skills to figure out the solution.

    Practice your elementary math skills such as fractions, distance, multiplication and division with this toad-ally amazing word problem challenge! Take a look at the question and see if you can figure it out. We know you can!

    Question: A frog croaks 1 time when a storm is 1 mile (5,280 feet) away. When the storm is half of a mile away, the frog croaks 2 times. When the storm is one-third of a mile away, the frog croaks 3 times. How many feet away is the storm when the frog croaks 5 times?

    Take your time working it out, and when you're ready look below to check your solution against ours!

     

    Solution: If the pattern continues, then the frog will croak 4 times when the storm is one-fourth of a mile away and 5 times when the storm is one-fifth of a mile away. Since a mile is 5,280 feet, one fifth of a mile is 5,280 ÷ 5 = 1,056 feet.

     

     

     

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