Was Fifth Grade math always this hard?
January 28, 2014 7:36 AM Subscribe
Can you show us how to solve a math word problem?
posted by uncaken to Education (27 answers total)
My granddaughter was given this question as a "Stretch Your Thinking" section of a fifth grade math assignment. She's turning the homework in without an answer, so we're not "cheating".
However, neither she nor her parents nor I could come up with a solution process. I told them MetaFilter ALWAYS has an answer. Please......!
Here's the question:
"I am a number less than 3,000. When you divide me by 32, my remainder is 30. When you divide me by 58, my remainder is 44. What number am I?"
Please show your work.