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(1) Eggs Twentyfour of the eggs in the crate were cracked. This was 1/6 of the total number of eggs in the crate. How many eggs were in the crate? What percent of the eggs in the crate were not cracked? 
by Corinne, age 12, grade 7 Venture School Miss Chapman's class Alpine, California, U.S. May 24, 2002 

(2) Number Puzzle Can you find the value of X, Y, and Z to make this problem true?
X Y Z 
by Danny, age 11, grade 7 Mathew Flinders Anglican College Mr. Brent Timms's class Buderim, Queensland, Australia May 25, 2002 

(3) Mama's Meal Mama cat went to Shaw's to get some food for her kittens. She got 5 cans of tuna, the manager's special, for $1.95 a can. Next, she got 3 dozen mice for $3.50 every half dozen. Finally, she got 3 birds for $9.95 each. How much did Mama cat spend on this scrumptious meal? 
by Cailin, age 11, grade 5 Central Tree Middle School Mrs. B's class Rutland, Massachusetts, U.S. June 1, 2002 

(4) The Snowmobiles The first snowmobile that my group got cost $8,999 for the XCR 800, but we needed a kit for it to go faster which cost $35.00. The second snowmobile cost $6,447 for a Firecat F7, but also needed a kit that cost $12.00 less than the first kit. The Firecat F7 needed to look like a real racer so we got a new style which cost $1,800. The last snowmobile cost $3,200 the 340 Indy Lite, but that needed a kit for $500. How much did the team spend in all? 
by Nate G., age 11, grade 5 Central Tree Middle School Mrs. B's class Rutland, Massachusetts, U.S. June 14, 2002 

(5) Pog Game Marty now has 6 more pogs than Jen has. After he gives 10 pogs to Jen, how many more pogs will Jen have than Marty? 
by Kayla, age 10, grade 4 Dogwood Hill School Miss Feeney's class Oakland, New Jersey, U.S. June 6, 2002 

(6) Numbers List all the natural numbers which divide 22, leaving a remainder of 4 each time. 
by Kayla, age 10, grade 4 Dogwood Hill School Miss Feeney's class Oakland, New Jersey June 19, 2002 

(7) Confused Laurie DeFou was confused when her teacher asked if (22 + 86) ÷ 234 * 92,758 + 45,124 = 92,473,578. Is this true? 
by Kayla, age 10, grade 4 Dogwood Hill School Miss Feeney's class Oakland, New Jersey June 19, 2002 

(8) Murphy's Class If Mrs. Murphy separates her class into groups of 4 students each, 1 student is left over. If she separates her class into groups of five students each, 2 students are left over. What is the smallest number of students the class could have? 
by Kayla, age 10, grade 4 Dogwood Hill School Miss Feeney's class Oakland, New Jersey June 19, 2002 

(9) Ashley, Jen, and Cailin's Pet Hospital
(a) In the Animal clinic, Jeff paid Ashley $4,946 to heal his dog. 35% of that price was Ashley's profit. (b) Jen vave Andy's horse a checkup, gave it shots, and gave it a lung transplant, which, in total, cost $9,776. Jen got 23% as her profit from that amount. (c) Finally, Cailin gave Jared's cat a cast, a checkup, and a flea medication for $4,932. Cailin's profit from that amount was 30%. (d) How much were the best friends' profits altogether? 
by Cailin, age 11, grade 5 Central Tree Middle School Mrs. B's class Rutland, Massachusetts, U.S. June 18, 2002 

(10) Speed, Time, and Distance If a train could average 148 km per hour on a long railroad in Australia which is 592 kilometers in length, how long would it take to cover this distance?? 
by Zeehan, age 10, grade 5 Falgarwood Primary School Mrs. Novakovic's class Oakville, Ontario, Canada July 8, 2002 
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