Math Problem of the Week

Submitted by david.thacker on Mon, 04/26/2021 - 08:55
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Alice needs to replace a light bulb located 10 centimeters below the ceiling in her kitchen. The ceiling is 2.4 meters above the floor. Alice is 1.5 meters tall and can reach 46 centimeters above the top of her head. Standing on a stool, she can just reach the light bulb. What is the height of the stool, in centimeters? Be sure to show your work or explain clearly!

Winners from last week: 
  • Cora Hansen
  • Zach Johnson
  • Ethan Fong
  • Jason Peterson