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A very special #Olympics2016   #wordproblem  to spice up your #WordProblemWednesday ! Give it a shot:

It takes an Olympic canoe paddler 1 minute and 20 seconds to paddle a 300 meter course in the direction of the current. If the current moves at a rate of 1.5 meters per second, then how fast can the paddler paddle in still water?
We're right in the thick of Olympics fever! As you root for your favorites, take a quick math minute to solve this week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday. We'll update with the answer tomorrow. It takes an Olympic canoe paddler 1 minute and 20 seconds to paddle a 300 meter course in the ...
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Hi there, problem solvers! Here's the solution: The speed at which the paddler paddles the course is his own paddling speed, plus the rate of the current. If he paddles 300 meters in 80 seconds, then he’s moving 3.75 meters per second. So, 3.75 mps is equal to his own paddling plus the 1.5 mps the current is pushing him: 3.75 = P + 1.5.

P, the rate at which the paddler paddles, is therefore 2.25 meters per second.
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On #WordProblemWednesday , our delightfully delectable #wordproblem  whisks together cake and #geometry ! Give it a try and check back tomorrow for the answer!

f you bake 2 layers of cake in circular cake tins that are 10 inches across and 2 inches deep, what volume of cake will you have?
(Hint: the volume of a cylinder is π × r^2 × h; r is the radius and h is the height.) 
Here at Mathnasium, we think math is pretty yummy ... hence this week's delightfully delectable installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Sink your teeth into our cake word problem; we'll update with the answer tomorrow. Nom, nom, nom, indeed! If you bake 2 layers of cake in circular cake tins that ...
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Hi there, problem solvers! Here's the solution: If the tin is 10 inches across, then the radius of the cake is 5 inches. If the cake has 2 layers that are each 2 inches high, then the height of the cake is 4 inches.
π × 52 × 4 = π × 25 × 4 = 100π

So, the volume is 100π inches cubed... or 314 inches cubed!
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Greetings, problem solvers! This week's installment of #WordProblemWednesday  is for all of you bibliophiles who savored every word on their summer reading lists this year. Give it a try!

Yesterday, Max read half of a book. Today, he read a third of what was left. What fractional part of the whole book is left for Max to read?
Source: "Purebred English Bulldog in Glasses and Book" by Vic is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Greetings, problem solvers! This week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday is for all of you bibliophiles who savored every word on their summer reading lists this year. Give our word problem a try and ...
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Here's the solution: After Max reads half of the book, there’s one half left. A third of a half is a sixth, so Max has read 1/2 + 1/6 = 3/6 + 1/6 = 4/6 = 2/3 of the book. That means he has 3/3 – 2/3 = 1/3 of the book left to read.
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#TeamMathnasium 's still glowing from our BIG convention in Dallas, hence the focal point of this installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Give it a shot--we'll comment with the answer tomorrow!

Texas became a state in 1845. Twenty-six years later, Dallas legally became a city. How many years has Dallas been a city? 
Last week, Team Mathnasium gathered in Dallas, TX for the 12th Annual Mathnasium Convention, and we're still glowing from the amazing time we had... hence the focal point of this installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Give our word problem a shot and check back tomorrow for the answer!
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Howdy, problem solvers! Here's the solution: It’s 2016 right now, so Texas is 2016 – 1845 = 171 years old. Dallas is 26 years younger than Texas, so Dallas has been a city for 171 – 26 = 145 years!
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We're all about backyard barbecues and hot dogs on this summery #WordProblemWednesday ! Give our word problem a try and check back tomorrow for the answer!

Hot dogs come in packages of 10. Hot dog buns come in packages of 8. Each bottle of ketchup has enough ketchup in it for 24 hot dogs. What is the least number of packages of hot dogs, packages of hot dog buns, and bottles of ketchup you can buy so that you have the same number of servings of each?
Happy Word Problem Wednesday! This week, a backyard barbecue staple is in the spotlight. Solve our hot dog word problem and check back tomorrow for the solution! Hot dogs come in packages of 10. Hot dog buns come in packages of 8. Each bottle of ketchup has enough ketchup in it for 24 hot dogs.
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Here's the solution!

The least common multiple of 10, 8, and 24 is 120. The least number of packages of each you can buy so that you have the same number of servings of hot dogs, buns, and ketchup need to contain a total of 120 servings. 12 packages of 10 makes 120 hot dogs, 15 packages of 8 makes 120 buns, and 5 bottles of 24 servings makes 120 squirts of ketchup.
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#TeamMathnasium  at last night's Reflections Gala--the perfect end to #PTAcon16 ! We're so inspired for what lies ahead as we move forward with our partners in #STEM  to engage families. Thank you +National PTA for having us at this unforgettable event!
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Goodbye, summer, and hello, school year 2016 - 2017! How will you jumpstart #math  success this year? #mathtips  
Goodbye, summer… and hello to a brand new school year full of fun, learning, and potential! As you and your family navigate the back-to-school hustle and bustle of schedule changes, shopping, and charting an action plan for the year ahead, seeking math help may be the last thing on your mind.
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Keep #math  skills fresh and train like a #mathlete  before the new school year! +Mathnasium of Oak Park/River Forest's owner/director/neighborhood math expert Jana Frank shows us how it's done!
Jana Frank, owner and director of Mathnasium Learning Center, joins the set to talk about ways to keep your childrens' minds sharp while school's out.
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Attend any fun birthday parties this summer--or celebrate a birthday of your own? This installment of #WordProblemWednesday  is for you! Give it a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow!

Sammy is wrapping a birthday gift and wants to find out how much ribbon he’ll need. He wants to wrap the ribbon all the way around the gift box twice, then have an extra 11/2 feet of ribbon for the bow on top. If the gift box is a cube that is 15 inches wide, how many inches of ribbon will he need?

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This installment of Word Problem Wednesday goes out to all of you attending fun birthday parties this summer! Solve our word problem below, and check back tomorrow for the answer. Sammy is wrapping a birthday gift and wants to find out how much ribbon he'll need. He wants to wrap the ribbon all ...
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Here's the solution!

To go all the way around the box, the ribbon covers 15 inches, 4 times. That’s 60 inches. To wrap the ribbon all the way around the box twice, Sammy needs 60 × 2 = 120 inches of ribbon. For the bow, he’ll need another 11/2 feet, or 18 inches. Altogether, that’s 120 + 18 inches of ribbon.
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BIG smiles and a mathtastic pooch named Polygon at the opening reception of the 12th Annual Mathnasium Franchise Convention in beautiful #Dallas , TX! Gearing up for two BIG days of learning and fun! #ThinkBIG  
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Happy #FourthOfJuly  everyone!!
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#TeamMathnasium  stands proudly with Dr. Mae Jemison and our fellow partners in #STEM  family engagement! Can't wait to see what we can all achieve together! #PTA4STEM   #LetsDoThis  
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Mathnasium is a math learning center for students in pre-K through 12th grade. Our goal is to significantly increase your child’s math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject.

OUR PHILOSOPHY: Children don’t hate math. They hate being confused and intimidated by math. With understanding comes passion.And with passion comes growth—a treasure is unlocked.