Here are two solutions from groups of sixth graders from
Hermann Middle School. In fact, all the grades at this school are pretty scary!
We are the All-stars girls at Hermann Middle School in Hermann, MO, and we
are happy to inform you that we have another conclusion to another one of your
problems.We got our answer by taking the largest number (which is 5),and multiplying
it by 4 to get 20. Then we took the product of that answer and subtracted 2
and then subtracted 1 from that answer. Then we ended up with the answer of
our problem which is 17.
The sixth grade
AT first we found that 5x4-2-1=17. After switching some numbers around we also
found that 4x5-1-2=17. We took some numbers and typed them into the caculator.
Two other equations popped up that equaled 17. Example:12+5=17, 21-4=17
The Sixth Grade Smart Ones
Hooray! The first solutions for this problem! Anyone
have a different solution? OR, do you have a similar, new PROBLEM in the same
form as one of these "Get..." problems?
Teachers of a certain age may recognize these as dimly
related to the game "Equations" that comes from the people who make
the "Wff 'n' Proof" game.
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