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    Word Problem Wednesday: Let’s Go For A Walk!

    By Mathnasium | Added Mar 4, 2020

    Mathnasium’s math tutoring for kids helps them understand math, improve math grades, and build confidence.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s raining cats and dogs, nothing should keep you from daily math practice! And here at Mathnasium we make kids math tutoring fun. We help kids understand math, improve math grades, and build confidence. Our weekly word problem challenges are a great way to start your math practice at home!

    Take a look at the question below. Give yourself as much time as you need to figure it out, we know you can do it! 


    Question: Layla takes her dog for a 20-minute walk each morning. On Monday, she takes the dog out for a walk at 7:55 AM and walks the dog for 8 minutes longer than the usual amount of time. At what time do they get back to their house?

    When you're ready with your answer, look below to check your solution against ours.

     

    Solution: Twenty minutes after 7:55 AM is 8:15 AM, and 8 minutes after that is 8:23 AM.

     

     

     

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