Today’s blog comes to you courtesy of the bus driver who drives the route from my apartment to my work. He found out I taught math, and so, he had a GREAT math riddle to share with me. He was sure I wouldn’t get it, but I did. And I thought it was an awesome riddle. It might even be a good extra credit question to start the kids off on their first day back to school this coming semester. :)
Can YOU get it? Put your answer…. below! I posted the correct answer BELOW the video, so you don’t accidentally see it!
For some reason, this song is just screaming at me. :)
If 33 and 1/3 is a third of a dollar, what’s a third of a dollar fifty?
The answer is 50 cents. The only important part of the question is, “What is a third of a dollar fifty.” A third of 1.5 is 0.5 or fifty cents. For the tactile learners, if you take a dollar fifty worth of quarters and split it into three groups, you would have fifty cents in each group.