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    Word Problem Wednesday: Reading and Math

    By Mathnasium | Added Aug 7, 2019

    This word problem from Mathnasium is a great chance for students to practice logic and elementary school math skills.

    Do you know which building has the most stories?
    It’s the library, of course!

    Using math tutors to improve your skills is hardly a novel idea, but if you really want to stand out consider taking a leaf out of our book and practicing your math every day! Word problems especially are bound to improve your critical thinking skills.

    This week’s word problem is a great chance for students to practice some of their logic and elementary math skills. Take a look and give it a try!

    Question: George plans to read all of Chapter 4 in the book he’s reading tonight. Chapter 4 starts on page 75 and ends on page 100. How many pages does George plan to read tonight?

    Take your time working it out. Don't worry, we won’t leave you with a cliffhanger, just look below when you're ready to check your solution against ours.

     

    Solution: First, we find how far apart page 100 is from page 75: 100 – 75 = 25. Next, we need to add 1 page because finding the difference counts page 100 but not page 75. So, 25 + 1 = 26 pages.

     

     

     

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