Word Problem Wednesday: Ninja Turtles

By Mathnasium | July 29, 2020


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Lower Elementary:
Answer: Mikey
Solution: If Raph is the second shortest and Leo’s height is between Raph’s and Donnies, then both Leo and Donnie are taller than Raph. That means that Mikey must be the shortest.

Upper Elementary:
Answer: 18 ounces
Solution: Since 34 of the cannister of ooze spilled, that means that 4 12 fluid ounces is 14 of the total amount of ooze the cannister can hold. So, the cannister can hold 4 12 × 4 = 18 fluid ounces in total.

Middle School:
Answer: Computer Programmer
Solution: The lab assistant job pays $48.00 ÷ 4 = $12.00 per hour. The computer programmer job pays $65.00 ÷ 5 = $13.00 per hour. The reporter job pays $69.00 ÷ 6 = $11.50 per hour. So, if April wants to earn the most money per hour, she should take the job as a computer programmer.

Algebra and Up:
Answer: 21 13 π square inches
Solution: Before any slices are eaten, the pizza takes up πr2 = 64π square inches. Since 4 out of 6 slices were eaten, that leaves 2 slices, so 13 of the pizza is left over. That means that the area taken up by the remaining two slices is 13 × 64π = 21 13 π square inches.