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    Word Problem Wednesday: Music, Math, and A Full Orchestra of Fun

    By Mathnasium | Added Jul 3, 2019

    Practice elementary level math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and more with this fun word problem challenge!

    Studies have shown that math and music go hand in hand. In fact, getting tutoring for math can bolster music studies, and vice-versa. So what better way is there for a kids math program to teach math than with a music-themed word problem?

    Students can practice their elementary level math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and more with today’s word problem challenge. Take a look at the question below, and take your time working it out. We know you can do it!

    Question: An orchestra has 12 first violins, 10 second violins, 8 violas, 8 cellos, and 6 double basses. Each instrument has 4 strings. How many strings are there in the full orchestra?

    When you’re ready, look below to check your solution against ours.

    Solution: There are 12 + 10 + 8 + 8 + 6 = 44 instruments in the orchestra. If each instrument has 4 strings, then there are 44 × 4 = 176 strings.

    (Image above from Max Pixel.)

     

     

     

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