Friday, February 17, 2017

August 2016: Tequila, 4 hats, back 2 school, and spinning wheels

(from August 31, 2016)

"Spinning Wheels"

If wheel A makes 10 revolutions, then how many revolutions will wheel C make?

ANSWER and other math questions are in the spare parts section at

(from August 25, 2016)


(from August 23, 2016)

"4 hats for 4 gentlemen"


(from August 20, 2016)

"Back 2 School"

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(from August 17, 2016)

"Partial Hexagon"

The figure is a regular hexagon with side length 8.
Can you find the measure of the shaded area?


(from August 14, 2016)

"Regrettable Nicknames"


(from August 3, 2106)

"Work-Rate Problem"

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Friday, January 6, 2017

July 2016: Abstract Art, Poker, and Jerry Maguire

(from July 25, 2016)

"Jerry Maguire"

"Show me the one e!"

(from July 18, 2016)

"Trapezoid Coordinates"

If the area of the trapezoid is 53 square units, what is the coordinate (a, b)?

(***Topic for discussion: is there more than one solution?!??!)


(from July 14, 2016)

"Poker Game"

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(from July 3, 2016)

"Abstract Art"

(from July 1, 2016)

"Norway Airport (Pascal) Triangle"

This was spotted on the Oslo airport wall... Is this a pattern?
If so, what is it? (I can't figure it out...)

Friday, December 2, 2016

June 2016: Pert, Pascal's Triangle, Sequences...

(from June 27, 2016)

"A simple progression"

Given these 3 consecutive terms from an arithmetic sequence, what is ?  What are the 3 terms?
3x + 4, 4+ 3, 6- 2

SOLUTION and more math questions..

(from June 24, 2016)

"Pascal's Triangle"

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(from June 3, 2016)


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

May 2016: Eyes, i-tunes, bookworms, and credit cards

(from May 28, 2016)


(from May 21, 2016)

"Math Optometrist"

A Dilation Pupil....

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(from May 16, 2016)

"Bookworm question"

This (book) worm climbs up a wall at a rate of 5 feet per day. But, at night -- while it rests -- it slips back down 3 feet.
How many days will it take the worm to reach the top of a 30-foot wall?

ANSWER and other math questions in the spare parts section...

(from May 13, 2016)

"Inscribed and Tangent Figures"

(from May 9, 2016)

"Counting Digits"


(from May 5, 2016)

"Extra Credit Card"

(from May 1, 2016)

"Hiker Question"

A hiker walked around a circle. Then, he walked 10 feet further and walked around another circle.
If the total distance he walked was 2000 feet, what is the radius of the inner circle?


Friday, October 7, 2016

April 2016: Mad Libs, Frustrums, Passover, and the Sixth Sense

(from April 28, 2016)

"The Sixth Sense"

(from April 26, 2016)

"Quick Polynomial Question"


(from April 21, 2016)

"4 Questions and Passover"

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(from April 19, 2016)

"Probability and Dice"

A gambling parlor has a pair of "fair" dice where the probability of rolling a '6' with each die is 1/6...
And, the parlor has a pair of "weighted" dice where the probability of rolling a '6' with each die is 1/4...
Suppose you pick up a pair of dice and roll double sixes (12). What is the probability that you selected the "weighted" dice?
(and, the answer is not 1/2!!)

Solution and other probability questions.

(from April 13, 2016)


(from April 10, 2016)

"Hoops and Trig"

Two players stand on a basketball court.

The angles of elevation from the foot of each player to the 10' high basket are 40 and 50 degrees.
What is the distance between the players?


(from April 6, 2016)

"Mad Libs"

(from April 1, 2016)

"Distance Rate question"

Easy distance/rate question....
Two planes depart at the same time...
Plane A leaves NY and flies at 400 MILES PER HOUR toward LA.
Plane B leaves LA and flies at 450 MILES PER HOUR - thanks to a tailwind - toward NY.
(Assuming NY and LA are 2500 miles apart,) when the planes meet, is Plane A or B closer to NY?


(Happy April fool's Day!)

Monday, August 22, 2016

March 2016: March Madness, St. Patrick's Day, and the Twilight Zone

(from March 29, 2016)

"Pyramid Schemes"

(from March 24, 2016)

"Math Notation Puzzle"

An exercise for Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus students...


(from March 22, 2016)


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(from March 21, 2016)

"Rhombus Height"

The diagonals of a rhombus are 6 and 8.
What is the height?


(from March 12, 2016)

"Pi and St. Patrick's Celebration"

(from March 7, 2016)

"Circles and Arc Length Question"

ANSWER and other geometry questions at the mathplane site..

(from March 3, 2016)

"The i-light Zone"

Friday, August 19, 2016

February 2016: A Few Good Men, Awards, Schoolhouse Rock, and boiling eggs

(from February 28th, 2016)

Logarithm Question


(from February 25, 2016)

"I Conic Figure"

(from February 18, 2016)

"Schoolhouse Rock"

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(from February 14)

"A Math Gift Wrapped"

Inside a rectangular box, there is a 4 kilogram gift for my friend.
If the dimensions of the box are .05 decameters by 1 meter by 80 centimeters, then how many square meters of paper will I need to wrap the box?

(from February 11th, 2016)

"A Teacher's Pet"

A doggone minute in the classroom....

(from February 3, 2016)

"A Few Good Math Students"

(from February 1, 2016)

"9-minute egg riddle"

You're a cook at a restaurant in a quaint town where clocks do not exist.
You have a 4-minute hourglass timer, a 7-minute hourglass timer, and a pot of boiling water.
A regular customer orders a 9-minute egg, and you know this person to be extremely picky -- disappointed if you overcook or undercook the egg, even by a few seconds!
Can you prepare the egg in exactly 9 minutes (using the hourglasses)?

SOLUTION and more math questions in the spare parts section at mathplane