We have attempted to solve Basketballs on page 176 of United
We Solve. Our equation/formula is as follows:
x = y(30 * 24)/6/10 or x=12y
where x is the total number of basketballs needed and y is the
number of schools in the district.
You need to know how many students are in each school (since
there are the same number in each middle school, you multiply the
number in each class, 30, times the number of classes there are in
each school, 24, and multiply that by the number of schools) and
how many students are taking PE at one time (dividing by 6).
Divide the result by the number of students per basketball, 10.
A sample table is as follows:
#school basketballs
1 12
2 24
3 36
Sincerely,
Kevin, Brendan, Tommy, Alex, Jason, Joseph
Miss Schillaci's Grade 6 accelerated math class
Cary, IL
(November 2003)
