







Three chickens weighed in pairs 
20150901 

From Shelly: My son brought home a problem of 3 chickens of different weights listing their weights in different groupings of 2. We are to determine the weight of all three together. I think it's a ratio problem, but I am too far removed to formulate a plan to teach him how to solve it. Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





Points on the xaxis 
20150314 

From Justin: jamie tells her friend that ordered pairs that have an xcoordinate of O line xaxis. She used the origin as an example. Describe Janine error. Use a counterexample to explain why Janine statement is false Answered by Penny Nom. 





Scheduling meetings with pairs of people 
20150122 

From Jacey: I am trying to figure out a formula/system to pair up a list of people so they meet with each other every month, but they rotate who they meet with. Right now I have 13 people and I would like to just type in their names and then have the system put each person with someone else every month and rotate so no one gets the same person twice. Can this be done? Answered by Victoria West. 





Ordered pairs 
20070509 

From chasity: a teacher wishes to schedule a quiz during part of a twohour class. the equation 1+e=120 can be used to find the available lecture time "1" given that "e" minutes are planned for the quiz. determine the ordered pairs that satisfy the equation if the domain is {20,30,45,60} Answered by Penny Nom. 





The point slope form of a line 
20041026 

From Jack: Given a set of ordered pairs, ie (1,1) (2,4) (3,7), how does one determine the rule f(n) other than by trial and error Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three numbers are added in pairs 
20040212 

From Jane: When three numbers are added in pairs, the sums of the pairs are 22, 39, and 45. What are the three numbers? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Pairing boys and girls 
20040201 

From Terri: Suppose 7 boys and 7 girls are assigned to work in pairs of one boy and one girl. Explain what equation can be used and how you would use a simpler problem to solve these types of questions. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Pairs of prime numbers 
20031013 

From Nikolas: Use pairs of prime numbers to find all the numbers less than 50 that have only two prime factors. Make an organized list. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A sequence of number pairs 
20020110 

From Terry: Three is the first number of a pair, and 8 is the second.
a. If 50 is the first number, what is the second number? b. If 200 is the first number, what is the second number? c. If 89 is the second number, what is the first number? d. If a number n is the first number, what is the second number?
38 411 514 617 ____ ____ ____ 1029 ____ ____ ____
Answered by Peny Nom. 





12 pairs playing bridge 
20011109 

From Diana: I have 12 pairs playing bridge against one another for 12 games. I need to have each pair partnered with another pair  but only once. I'm looking for a schedule for play for all 12 games. They should only be able to play against another team only once also. (ex: 1/2 v 3/4 then 4/2 v 3/1) Thank you for this opportunity to solve my dilemma. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





La somme des «N» premiers nombres naturels impairs 
20071009 

From Dominique: Quelle expression algebrique représente la somme des «N» premiers nombres naturels impairs ? Answered by Claude Tardif. 

