Monday, April 30, 2007

Bonus question for this week

The solution to last week's question is 1000.

This week's question is...

There are infinitely many pair of numbers whose sum equals their product. But there is only one solution to the pair of equations below, assuming that A, B, C, D, and E each stand for a single, distinct digit

AB x C.DE = AB + C.DE

Can you find the solution? Email me your answer at

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bonus Question for the week of April 23

Congrats to the TWO students who answered last week's question about the earthquake. The answer to the question was the square root of 10 (or about 3.1). This week's question is a little easier, I hope. It is...

Suppose the numerical pyramid below kept on going. What would be the sum of the numbers in the 10th row?


3 5

7 9 11

13 15 17 19

Email your answer to this question to by Friday, April 27 at 2:00. Good luck!
(I can't get the pyramid to come out looking like a pyramid when I publish the post. Use your imagination.)

Monday, April 16, 2007

New Bonus Question

Good job to the TWO students who answered last week's question about the chimney. The answer was 30 bricks.

Here is this week's question:

If two earthquakes are a point apart on the Richter scale, then the one with the higher reading is ten times as powerful as the other. Suppose that two earthquakes differ by half a point. How much more powerful is the one with the higher reading?

The answer to this question is due by the end of the school day Friday, April 20 and must be emailed to me. Note the new email address Good luck!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bonus question

I hope everyone had a nice break. It sure was cold and yucky outside. These last few weeks of school will go fast. Most of you seem to be doing well on the research paper. How do you feel you're doing with it?

There was only one entry for last week's questions about the chimney; however, no one got the answer correct. Therefore, I'm leaving the question up for this week. Click here for the question. Entries MUST be emailed to me by the end of the school day Friday, April 13. When I receive your entry, I will reply to let you know I did receive it. Good luck. And to the student who sent in the incorrect answer last week, you can try again.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter!

Our Easter started early. G2 was up at 3:30 wanting to check if the Easter Bunny had been here yet. I had to convince him to go back to bed. He did..somewhat. He was up again at 5:00. Needless to say that at 1:30, he's now taking a nap. This has been a lazy day for everyone. Everyone except me. I feel like I've gotten a LOT accomplished today.
I'm now blocking my first garment. My first garment!! It feels awesome to say that. Invested is just about finished. I've never really blocked anything before. I never saw the need. For this vest, I measured every piece and pinned it. I'm hoping they will all fit together okay.
I've also taken the time to finish the fringe on my Lady Eleanor. This project has taken a little over nine months and I'm glad to say--LE FIN!! I honestly am tired of looking at this thing. Anyway, I used Noro Kuryeon 170. I do like how it turned out.

And last but not least is the beginning of His/Hers Reversible Scarf from Scarf Style. I'm using doubled Knitpicks Swish in Red Pepper for this project. The pattern is very easy to remember.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Easter Eve

The boys and I just finished coloring eggs at 9:40. Talk about cutting it close. It's bedtime for all of us now. First, though, I wanted to post my progress on Invested. It hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be to knit an actual piece of clothing, but I haven't tried to put the pieces together yet. I still have to finish knitting the right front and the neck, but that shouldn't take too long.

The color didn't come out right in the picture. It looks gray, but it's a light blue. I'm using the yarn Lion Brand Wool-Ease like the pattern calls for. It's been pretty quick to knit because the yarn's so bulky.

I've also still got the reversible scarf from Cables Untangled going and I started my first pair of toe-up socks after seeing the episode of Knitty Gritty. I could never figure out how to cast on. The figure eight wasn't too bad after trying it about seven times.

Good night.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Bonus Question for week of April 2

Hi, all. Last week's question was a little tricky, but a few of you got it. The trick was to change the two s's (?) of passer. Anyway, here's this week's question:

I have a drawing of the side of a chimney. No bricks were cut to form the chimney; the half-bricks are the ends of bricks that extend along one of the other sides. How many bricks were needed to build the entire chimney?

The diagram of the chimney will be posted above my computer in my room.

Good luck! This question is due by the end of the school day Thursday, April 5, (no school Friday!) and MUST BE EMAILED TO ME!!