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(1) Simple Interest Hannah borrows $6,000 from a moneylender to buy a super deluxe refrigerator. She has to pay back in three yearly installments of $2,000 each. The rate of interest is 10%
Find: 

by Zeehan, age 10, grade 5 Falgarwood Primary School Mrs. Novakovic's class Oakville, Ontario, Canada July 8, 2002 
(2) Test Results I got 89% on my art test, 98% on my math test and 95% on my language test. What is the average of my test scores? 
by Brooke, age 10, grade 5 Falgarwood Primary School Mrs. Novakovic's class Oakville, Ontario, Canada July 8, 2002 

(3) My Tests I got 73% on my reading test, 100% on my math test, 98% on my spelling test, and 87% on my language arts test. What is the average of my test scores? 
by Jordan, age 10, grade 5 Lincoln Elementary School Mr. B's class Lakewood, Ohio, U.S. July 26, 2002 

(4) The Fair Place Julie went to the fair and brought 2 friends. Her dad went with them. Julie paid for her own tickets and Susan's tickets. Drake paid for his own tickets. And Julie's dad paid for his own tickets. Kids' tickets were two dollars apiece per ride. For adults, they were three dollars apiece per ride. Each kid got 5 tickets except for Drake who got 8. Julie's dad got 7. (a) How many tickets were bought in all? (b) How much did Julie's dad pay? (c) How much did Drake pay? (d) How much was paid in all? 

by Nina, age 11, grade 6 homeschooled Pensacola, Florida, U.S. July 30, 2002 
(5) The Cube If a cube 4cm by 4cm is painted red but then cut into 1cm cubic pieces, how many 1cm faces were painted red? 
by Nick H., age 12, grade 7 Saint Ignatius College Mr. Holland's class Adelaide, South Australia, Australia August 15, 2002 

(6) Chickens There were 500 chickens. Then 5 times as many more came. How many chickens are there now? 
by Jon, age 12, grade 7 September 30, 2002 

(7) Too Many Cats! One day, I walked to the pet store. When I got in, I walked straight to the kitten section. I noticed that half of the cages had three cats each. There were 4 rows of 9 cages. All of the other cages had two cats in them except for four of them which had one cat in them. How many cats were there in all? 
by NinaKay, age 11, grade 6 homeschooled Pensacola, Florida, U.S. October 3, 2002 

(8) Get to the Party It is 15 miles from John's house to Mary's house. It is 17 miles from Kevin's to Mary's. If John is traveling at 14.5 miles per hour and Kevin is traveling at 16 miles an hour, and both boys leave their houses at the same time, which one of the boys will get to Mary's house first? 
by Johnny, age 13, grade 7 Lawrence Junior High School Mrs. Hannah's class Branson, Missouri, U.S. October 7, 2002 

(9) Dogs and Puppies There are 50 dogs. 19 of them had 14 puppies each. 26 of them had 15 puppies each. How many dogs and puppies are in all? How many dogs don't have puppies? 
by Ria, age 10, grade 5 Chucker School Ms. Meaner's class Tickersville, Maryland, U.S. October 11, 2002 

(10) 20 Friends and Their Money Problem There are 20 friends who had 190 dollars each, but they each spent 95 dollars. How much money did they have all together at first, and when they spent $95 each, how much did they have left???? 
by Daphne T., age 12, grade 7 Middle School 197 Mrs. Kaminsky and Mrs. Singh's class U.S. October 15, 2002 
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