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Problems of the Week 13th August

Aug 13, 2017

Get your kids in the World Athletics spirit by giving their brains a workout with our #problemsoftheweek!

Years 1 and 2: Beth can jump 2m. The world record for long jump is around 18m. How many jumps would she have to do to beat the world record?

Years 3 and 4: The world record for the greatest number of hula hoops is 200 spun at once. If Arya can spin 127 hula hoops right now, how many more does she need to spin to break the world record?

Years 5 and 6: The record for the largest pizza is 1,260 square meters in area. If that pizza were cut in half, then each piece were cut in half, then each piece were cut in half again, over and over, until the pieces had been halved 10 times, how many pieces would there be?

Years 7-9: There are 2,700 residents of Casey, Illinois, home of the world’s largest mailbox. The mailbox is so big that a group of people can stand inside it. If there are 135 people standing inside the mailbox, what percentage of the population of Casey is in the mailbox?