Problem 17

The King wanted to have an archery tournament. 100 trees need to be cleared to make room for the range. If it took 3/4 of an hour to chop down a tree to clear land, how long, in days and hours, would it take to chop down 100 trees? Assume that only 12 hours a day can be used for chopping.

Step 1 What does the problem ask you to find?

A. How many people were cutting down trees?

B. How long it takes to cut down a tree?

C. How many trees need to be cut down?

D. How long does it take to chop down 100 trees?

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Step 2 What information is needed to solve the problem?

A. The amount of time it takes to chop down 100 trees.

B. The number of trees that need to be cleared.

C. The size of the archery range.

D. The amount of time it takes to chop down 1 tree.

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Step 3 Select the correct expression.

A. 100 ¸ 3/4

B. (100 x 3/4) ¸ 12

C. 100 x 3/4 x 12

D. (100 + 3/4) ¸ 12

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Step 4. Select the correct solution.

A. 133 1/3 days = 133 days 4 hours

B. 6 1/4 days = 6 days 3 hours

C. 900 days

D. 2 weeks

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