Congratulations to Michael D. from Mrs. Ehrmin's class for correctly answering the October challenge! It was a tricky one! The solution is to put the 3-gram, 5-gram, and 8-gram weights together to equal 16 grams on one side of the balance. On the other he can put the necklace with the 1-gram weight. If the scales balance the necklace must be 15 grams.
The November Challenge: Kerry ordered a pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and olives. When the pizza arrived, Kerry counted:
- 27 pieces of toppings.
- twice as many mushrooms as pieces of pepperoni.
- 3 fewer olives than mushrooms.
How many pieces of each kind of topping were there?
Remember to include your first name, last initial, teacher's name and an explanation with your answer.