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Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 11:00
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The Jelly Bean Problem 

The local high school was trying to raise money for a class trip by having students pay $1 to guess the number of jellybeans in a jar.  Adam guessed there were forty-three, Bill guessed thirty-four, and Carl guessed forty-one.  One person was off by six, another was off by three, and another was off by one.  How many jellybeans were in the jar? 

This problem will go until NEXT Friday Jan 29th. Be sure to submit clear work or explanation of your answer to receive credit! 

Answer from last week: It would take 12 months. Winners from last week:

  • Jason Petersen
  • Ethan Fong
  • Zach Johnson
  • Cora Hansen
  • Clarysa Chinen
  • Kylie Bown
  • Niel McKinney