Friday Quiz, Take 2
Here's a word problem to keep you on your toes today. This one is coming to you from McDougal Littell. Yes, my textbook.
A man has 90¢ in quarters, dimes, and nickels. Half the coins are nickels, and a fourth of them are dimes. How many of each does he have?
For extra credit, and a little geometry, check out this Problem of the Week web site from St. Ann's, a creative, private school for gifted children in Brooklyn. A parent told me about this site, and I found some cool, animated questions, including this one.
Pretty please, send your favorite problems to email@example.com. Let me know your name, where you're from, and how you came about this particular problem.
Oh, and our math friendly readers are not only interested in algebra.
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