Puzzling Problems
1. Andrew goes grocery
shopping with his mother and father. Apples are being sold for
$0.49/kg. His parents buy 3.5 kg of apples. How much do
his parents pay for that amount of apples?
2. Apples are put into
bags at the apple packing plant. Each bag contains approximately
2 kg of apples. The following is a list of the weights of five
bags of apples. Arrange these weights in order from lightest to
heaviest.
1.90
kg  2.20 kg  2.02 kg  1.97 kg  2.14 kg
How much heavier is the heaviest bag than the lightest bag?
3. Four people share
a bag of apples that costs $5.89. What is each person's share
of the cost?
4. One apple bin holds
800 apples. How many bins are needed to hold 12,000 apples?
5. An apple grower
picks 5 bins of Gravenstein apples and 2 bins of Spartan apples.
Express this as a ratio. What percent of the total bins are Gravensteins?
6. How much more do
five cans of apple juice cost at $1.29 each than five cans at
$0.99 each?
7. Each juice pack
holds 0.355 L. How many juice packs are required to total 5L?
8. It takes Janice
8 seconds to pick one apple. How many seconds will it take Janice
to pick 125 apples? How many minutes? Hours?
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