# Number Sense Blog

By Mathnasium | Added Dec 11, 2019

It’s time to do some fun middle school math! Are you up for it? A math problem a day keeps the math troubles away, which is why, in addition to offering tutoring for math, we also offer free word problem practice almost week of the year here on our blog. Take a moment to practice middle school math skills with today’s word problem challenge. If you’re looking to practice skills for elementary school students, check out some of the other word problem Wednesday challenges!

Question: Matthew has a recipe for apple cider that calls for 24 apples and yields 5 cups of cider. How many apples should Matthew buy if he wants to fill a 12–cup pitcher with apple cider?

Solution: Since 5 cups goes into 12 cups 12 ÷ 5 = 22/5 times, Matthew will need exactly 24 × 22/5 = 573/5 apples to make 12 cups of cider. Since Matthew can’t buy 3/5 of an apple, he’ll need to round up to 58 apples.

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