A Different Sort of Math Book
Alyssa Sweat 3rd Period
Billy needs to but some feed for his animals, but doesn't know how much feed he needs to buy or how much money he needs to buy it!
The Math-Less Farmer By: Alyssa Sweat
Luckily, Mr.Brown is a pro at solving these types of problems.
My horse eats a fifty pound bag of feed a week, my head of twenty cattle eat one roll of hay a week, and my three hogs eat one fifty pound bag of feed every two weeks.
Horse feed cost $15.95, hay cost $20.30 a roll, and hog feed cost $14.75 a bag.
I would like to buy enough feed to last me for a month.
Considering each month has four weeks, you will need 4 bags of horse feed, 4 rolls of hay, and 2 bags of hog feed.
Your total for horse feed is $43.80. your total for hay is $81.20, and your total for hog feed is $29.50, bringing you to a grand total of $154.50.
Mr. Brown had to multiply $15.95 by 4 and $20.30 by 4, considering those are the prices for hay and horse feed. The price for hog feed, $14.75, only needs to be multiplied by 2.
Published by Johnson Publisher
So, Billy bought enough feed and had enough money to buy his feed. He sure learned the importance of math in his life!
Price: $5.99 ISBN 640-0-271-456-2
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