Category: Middle School

Semicircle Road Trip #1

Two roads connect Towns A and B. One passes through Town C which lies between A and B and the other a direct route. The roads are semicircular. Which road will you take if you want to conserve on gas? Why? Try this problem with your Facebook friends. It’s not that hard. Tricky, maybe. Like…

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Area of shaded regions

Here is problem about area which I’m sure you will enjoy solving. It’s not hard. Just tricky. Problem What is the total area of the shaded part of rectangle ACDB? As suggested by one of the readers, you should be able to explain why you think you have the correct answer. One way to do…

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PEMDAS Order of operation

The following photo is going viral in Facebook with 848, 039 likes as of this writing. I checked out the latest 200 comments/answers and I got the following: 20, 320, 306, 128, 116, 34, 128, 160, including “depends on the value of x“. But there should only be one answer otherwise, what’s the use of…

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