The Problem Solving Challenge

    Welcome to the problem solving challenge page.  Warning:  These problems are tough.  They are not for a grade, they are just meant to stretch your thinking and give you a chance to practice your critical thinking and problem solving skills.  
    Hopefully family members will enjoy a challenge and want to "give it a shot" also.  

    To submit your answer click the link below the problem and use the pin provided.

    Answers will be revealed on Fridays.

#2 The Candy Problem

posted Sep 9, 2018, 3:19 PM by   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 3:19 PM ]

Daniel bought 1 pound of jelly beans and 2 pounds of chocolates for $2.00. 
A week later, he bought 4 pounds of caramels and 1 pound of jelly beans, paying $3.00. 
The next week, he bought 3 pounds of licorice, 1 pound of jelly beans, and 1 pound of caramels for $1.50. 
How much would he have to pay on his next trip to the candy store if he bought 1 pound of each of the 4 kinds of candy?

Submit your answers HERE.  Use the pin EFJEYRF.  Your can just type in an answer or you can submit a video answer.

#1 The Mangoes Problems

posted Sep 3, 2018, 3:43 PM by   [ updated Sep 3, 2018, 3:59 PM ]

One night the King couldn't sleep, so he went down into the Royal kitchen, where he found a bowl full of mangoes. Being hungry, he took 1/6 of the mangoes.

Later that same night, the Queen was hungry and couldn't sleep. She, too, found the mangoes and took 1/5 of what the King had left.

Still later, the first Prince awoke, went to the kitchen, and ate 1/4 of the remaining mangoes.

Even later, his brother, the second Prince, ate 1/3 of what was then left.

Finally, the third Prince ate 1/2 of what was left, leaving only three mangoes for the servants.

How many mangoes were originally in the bowl?

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