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Spare parts has comics and random math topics for discussion. Includes questions (and answers), puzzles, and links to other sources.
AFTER a 30% discount, a bag of Halloween candy costs $10.00. What was the ORIGINAL price of the candy?
Original candy price is here
Math Comic #110 - "Freddy" (click lower right)
Three easy questions:
1) What is 1 divided by one-half?
2) On a number line, what is the midpoint between 1/3 and 1/5?
3) You and 5 friends go on a $1500 vacation. How much is the cost per person?
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One minute math question:
What is the length x?
One Minute Math Question:
For the function f(x) = 9(x - 8)(x - 2),
what is the minimum output?
Try this puzzle. Solve each question. Then, convert the numbers into letters to reveal the answer! (answer is below the comic)
Math Comic #99 - "It's a rad, rad, rad, rad world"
ANSWER to radical hidden message puzzle
"Burning Rope Question"
Suppose you have a box of matches and ropes of different lengths. EACH rope takes EXACTLY ONE HOUR to burn through.
Using logic, you could use the ropes to measure units of time. For example, to measure 30 minutes, you could light each end of a rope simultaneously. (because the burning ends meet halfway after 30 minutes.)
SAT test questions
Can you answer these 5 SAT questions?
Webcomic #96 "Stressful Academic Test" - Taking the SAT in HELL (click lower right to view)
Triangle with radical lengths solution: