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Time and Money:

Five Time Puzzles


Today's Snack: OK, OK, have some candy for your snack - once in a great while. The best kind is probably hard candy. Although it does have sugar in it, and if you suck on it long enough and often enough, you'll rot your teeth, at least there's no fat in it, and it does take a long time to melt, which keeps your mouth too busy for more high-calorie foods. If you really want to help your teeth, you'll drink lots of water during and after a hard candy snack to wash the acid away from your teeth, and brush your teeth afterwards, too.





Scratch paper and pencil | calculator | coins if you wish



1.      How many times between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. will the minute hand pass the hour hand?



2.      Kelsey drives 60 miles per hour and gets to Kansas City one hour earlier than when she drives 50 miles per hour. How far does she drive?



3.      Jared has eight coins. He has more nickels than pennies, and more dimes than nickels. How much money do the coins total?



4.      Let's make change for a 50-cent piece: how many different ways can a half-dollar be changed into a combination of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies?



5.      A train leaves Atlanta, Ga., bound for Jacksonville, Fla., every hour, on the hour. The trip takes two hours. How many trains going to Atlanta will the Atlanta-to-Jacksonville train meet?







(Answers: 1. 10; 2. 300 miles; 3. 56 cents; 4. 10; 5. 2)



By Susan Darst Williams Math 2010

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