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The math geek/teacher in me shines through!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sheila went blueberry picking with $47 in cash. She picked berries from 10:15 to 12:45, filling four picking baskets. She spent $1.80 per pound for her berries. If she had picked 4 pounds less, she would have had to pay $2 per pound. She spent a total of $42.30.

How much time did she spend picking berries?
About how much time did it take her to fill one picking basket?
How many pounds did she pick in all?
Did she have enough money? If so, how much change did she have left when she went home with all those berries?
About how much would she have paid if she had only filled 3 picking baskets?
If you had all those berries, what would you do with them?
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WALLAHALLA 7/29/2012 2:39PM

    Like most kids, I only answer the question at the end...blueberry lemonade...yum yum!

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REBECCAMA 7/23/2012 1:29PM

  I think she actually spent MORE money by picking the added berries. If she had only picked 20 pounds at $2/pound then it would have cost her $40 instead of $42.30.

My math says:

How much time did she spend picking berries? 2 1/2 hours

About how much time did it take her to fill one picking basket? about 37 minutes

How many pounds did she pick in all? 23.5 pounds

Did she have enough money? If so, how much change did she have left when she went home with all those berries? Well yes she had enough money, if she started with $47 then she had $4.70 left over.

About how much would she have paid if she had only filled 3 picking baskets? Assuming about 6 pounds per basket, for a total of 18 pounds which would have put her at the $2/pound mark then she would have paid $32.

If you had all those berries, what would you do with them? Freeze them, make blueberry muffins, blueberry cobbler, and share with friends.

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OLDERDANDRT 7/20/2012 11:08AM

    So, she had enough $ and I would eat them!!!!!! The other questions are moot as my head can't think that hard! emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/20/2012 4:41AM

    I'm useless with story problems, I just switch off emoticon
Love blueberries! Have I redeamed myself emoticon

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MNNICE 7/20/2012 12:36AM

    Always struggled with story problems, but I sure know how to eat berries!

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PATSYB7 7/19/2012 4:57PM

    Fresh blueberries--Yum! I love to eat them with plain low fat yogurt! They are a super food--Enjoy! :O) Patti

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