March 2019 (CML)

I will post seven new problems every weekend, one for each day of the week. The idea is that you work on your own during the week and I will post answers the following Saturday. For those of you who practiced with me last year, the process is similar.

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Week of March 17 – March 23.

Click GoogleForm to submit answers by Sat, March 23.

March 17: a\triangle b = {a \times b \over {a-b}}. For example, 3\triangle 2 = {{3\times 2}\over {3-2}} = 6. How much bigger is 16\triangle 8 than 10 \triangle 5?

March 18: During track practice, Al ran 3/5 of a mile, Bob ran 4/7 of a mile, Carl ran 1/2 a mile and Dan ran 2/3 of a mile. Who ran the furthest?

March 19: Tom was still 14 on Wed, Sept 9. Exactly 3 weeks ago his birthday was in 40 days. On what day of the week will Tom be 15 years old?

March 20: Tom was still 14 on Wed, Sept 9. Exactly 3 weeks ago his birthday was in 40 days. On what day of the week will Tom be 16 years old? (Assume no leap year is involved.)

March 21: How many multiples of 7 are between 15 and 95?

March 22: It takes 5 men 8 hours to build 10 shed. It would take 9 men ___ hours to build 45 sheds.

March 23: Which of the following is not the product of two prime numbers?
A) 55  B) 39  C) 91 D) 63  E) 65

 


Week of March 10 – March 16.

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March 10: \sqrt{a}+\sqrt{b}+\sqrt{c}=20. If a = 49 and b= 16, what is c?

Answer: c=81. 

March 11: \sqrt{{4\over 3}\cdot{5\over 4}\cdot {6\over 5}\cdot {7\over 6}\cdot {8\over 7}\cdot\dots \cdot {a\over{a-1}}}=2. What is the value of a?

Answer: \sqrt {a\over 3} = 2. Therefore, a=12.

March 12: 0.004389\times\Box = 4389\times 39. What is the number in the \Box?

Answer: 39000000

March 13: If {a\over 3} = 4 and {b\over 4} = 24, what is a\over b?

Answer: a=12, b=96. a/b = 1/8.

March 14: What is {{100!-98!}\over 99!}? Recall n! =n\cdot (n-1)\cdot (n-2)\dots 3\cdot 2\cdot 1.

Answer: 100-{1\over 99} 

March 15: If {2\over 5} x ={3\over 5} y, then {3\over 5} x = \_\_\_ y.

Answer: 9/10.

March 16: If a\cdot b\cdot 7 = x and a\cdot b =y, then x-y = k\cdot a\cdot b. What is k?

Answer: k=6.


Week of March 3 – March 9.

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March 3: If 5 \times 7 = 19 + \Box, what is the number that belongs in the box?

Answer: 16

March 4: If 4x^2 = 7 and 5y^2=9, what is (10xy)^2?

Answer: (10xy)^2 = 5(4x^2)(5y^2)=5\cdot 7\cdot 9=315.

March 5: 10 is 50% of 10% of what number?

Answer: 200

March 6: If 10(1^3+2^3+3^3+4^3) = m^3, what is m?

Answer: m^3 = 10(1+8+27+64)=1000. So m=10.

March 7: If _a F_b is defined as b^a-a^b, how much larger is _5F_3 than _3F_5?

Answer: _5F_3- _3F_5 =(3^5-5^3) - (5^3-3^5)= 236.

March 8: The average of 7 and x is equal to the average of 5, 9 and x. What is the value of x?

Answer: (7+x)/2 = (5+9+x)/3. Therefore, x=7.

March 9: If {5\over 6} \cdot {9 \over A} = {1\over 2}, what is A?

Answer: A=15.