# Solving Math Puzzles

Mrs. Weeg sent our friends in Taiwan a math puzzle to solve and Ana made a PowerPoint slide for the students! Great idea, Miss Ana!

From our friends in Taiwan:
"We worked out your puzzle as well: the number is 73 (3 x 30 - 17). We read the puzzle from your e-mail and saw the picture version of the puzzle on the big screen (see attachment). At first we thought it was 83 but soon we corrected ourselves. Is the answer right?"

Mrs. Weeg replied... Yes! You are correct! You get a gold star!!

1. There are three wheels on a tricycle. (3)
2. There are thirty days in June. (30)
3. The state flower of Maryland is: The Black-eyed Susan (17)

Delmar Generation Y students sent math puzzles of their own:

Here is a puzzle for Fanny from Linzy:

Add the number of fingers you have on one hand with the amount of letters in Taiwan. When you're finished with that multiply that number by how many letters are in friends.
Linzy

 Fanny replied.. Hi, Linzy! How are you? I worked out your riddle "Add the number of fingers you have on one hand with the amount of letters in Taiwan. When you're finished with that multiply that number by how many letters are in friends." Is it 77? (5 fingers+6 letters in Taiwan x 7 letters in friends) Here is my puzzle for you :-) How many ears you have plus the number of the letters in your name times the number of all your fingers and toes. Good Luck! Ah! Tell me how long it takes for you to solve it~ See you soon! Fanny

...and one for James from Jessica:

The number of letters in my name and multiply the number of wheels a bicycle has. Then you minus the number of days in a week plus the number of wheels a tricycle has. Please e-mail me when you get the answer. Bye!
Jessica

 Hi, Jessica! It's an interesting puzzle. I read it with my teacher and now I have the answer for you: it's 10, isn't it? Just in case you don't remember the puzzle, here it is: The number of letters in my name and multiply the number of wheels a bicycle has. Then you minus the number of days in a week plus the number of wheels a tricycle has. Sorry I don't have any puzzles for you this time, so you can relax :-P See you soon! James

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