Thursday, February 02, 2006

Kim Vo, Amalia, Mark, and Alex W.

Question Number 4:

You've been hired to mow your neighbour's lawn this summer. Your neighbour will pay you 5\$ each time that you mow his lawn, and it takes you 40 minutes to mow his lawn.

1. How much money do you make per minute (money divided by time). 2. How much money should the neighbour pay you if it takes 60 minutes to mow the lawn?

Anwer for Number 4:

He will pay me \$1.25 per minute. He will pay me \$7.50 for mowing his lawn for 60 minutes.

We got the answer for number 1 from 5 divided by 40 is 0.125. We got the answer for number 2 by multiplying 1.25 by 60 and the answer would be 7.50.

Kim V, Amalia, Mark and Alex W.

At 2/05/2006 1:35 PM,  Tony said...

the answer is wrong if you were paid \$1.25 per minute you've have \$7.50 in 6 minutes

At 2/05/2006 2:07 PM,  Mr. Reece said...

Great job catching the mistake Tony, bonus marks are heading your way right now!

Now anyone else care to take a stab at telling the group where they might have made their mistake for additional marks?

Mr. R