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"Factors and Divisibility"
What is the smallest number that is divisible by each natural number from 1 to 10?
Using 2, 0, 1, 2, and any combination of math symbols/operations/functions, write equations that compute to every number between 1 and 25.
Three examples for 0 are given....
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***Note: Each number (i.e. 2, 0, 1, 2) must be used EXACTLY once!!
***Challenge: Write equations that compute numbers between 26 and 50..
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Can you answer correctly?
Suppose you have a (round) birthday cake. If you made 2 perpendicular cuts through the center, you would have 4 equal slices of cake.
Question: Making exactly 3 cuts, how would you divide a round birthday cake into 8 equal portions?
Given: 2, 3, 4, 5, +, =
Using each number and symbol, construct a valid math equation. (Each number and symbol will be used EXACTLY once!)
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"Poles and Wires"
Two vertical poles in a level surface are 80 feet apart. One pole is 50 feet high. The other pole is 30 feet high.
A wire runs from the top of the first pole to the bottom of the other. And, another wire runs from the top of the other pole to the bottom of the first pole.
How far above the ground do the wires pass each other?