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#1 How many four-cent postal cards are there in a dozen? $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 $.04 #2 How far can you walk into a forest? Halfway, because once you get to the middle you are walking OUT of the forest #3 How much dirt is there in a hole that is three feet wide, four feet long, and two feet deep? None, because if there was dirt in the hole then it wouldn’t be a hole . . . #4 There was a blind person who had a brother, but this brother had no brothers. What was the relationship between the two? They are brother and sister. #5 “How much will one cost?” asks a customer. The clerk replies, “Twenty cents.” “How much will twelve cost?” The reply, “Forty cents.” “I’ll take 912.” What is the customer buying? #6 Rearrange the letters of NEW DOOR to make one word. ONE WORD #7 If six glasses are arranged in a straight line and the first three are full of water and the last three are empty, what is the fewest number of glasses that can be moved so that the glasses alternate empty, full, empty, full, . . . ? #7 If six glasses are arranged in a straight line and the first three are full of water and the last three are empty, what is the fewest number of glasses that can be moved so that the glasses alternate empty, full, empty, full, . . . ? #8 Horace claimed that “2 x 10 = 2 x 11” is a true statement. What was his explanation? 20 = 22 Twenty is equal to Twenty-Two Twenty is equal to Twenty, too #9 What do all of the following have in common? deft canopy first calmness laughing crabcake stupid hijack Hint #1: 3 Hint #2: Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star #10 A train that is one mile long traveling at 60 mph (miles per hour) enters a tunnel that is one mile long. How long until the train is fully out of the tunnel? One minute One minute #11 Write twelve thousand twelve hundred twelve. 12,000 1,200 12 13,212 #13 What mathematical symbol can be placed between 2 and 3 so that the resulting expression names a number between 2 and 3? 2 •3 #12 Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is your answer? Most of you will do 30 ÷ 2 + 10 and get 25 But…it’s 30 ÷ ½ + 10, which is equal to… 30 ÷ .5 + 10, which is equal to… 30 • 2 + 10, which is equal to… 70 #14 A student correctly shows that 1/2 of twelve is seven. How? Make as many words from these as you can… PRE-ALGEBRA HOLIDAY