Need help with math problem...ANSWER in post #27

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bheila, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    My 11yr old had this math problem yesterday and got the answer wrong . For the life of me our family cannot figure out how the teacher got her answer. Only 2 students got the answer right.

    Please help [​IMG]

    Question-Tom got on an elevator at the middle floor of a building, went up 4 floors, down 3 floors, up 1 floor and down 9 floors, where he left the elevator on the first floor.

    How many floors are in the building?


    I'll post the answer of the teacher after a few of you post your answers.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
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    What is the question?
     
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
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    he got on the 8th floor and it was a 15 floor building [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  4. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    I would say he got on the elevator on the 9th floor and the building has 18 floors.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I have no idea but my guess would be "back where he started". [​IMG]
     
  6. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Whats the answer?
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wouldn't it be that the building had 18 floors? The middle floor would be the 9th floor, right?
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Ha! I was trying to figure this out when you posted! I wonder if we are right?!?! [​IMG]
     
  9. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
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    I think its 9 floors.
     
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Yup what silkie said
     

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