Games
Problems
Go Pro!

Snake in the Grass

Pro Problems > Math > Algebra > Equations > Word Problems > Linear
 

Snake in the Grass

Two snakes started out the same length. The first snake grew five inches, and the second grew by half its own length. If the first snake is now two inches shorter than the second snake, what was the original length of the two snakes?

Presentation mode
Problem by Mr. Twitchell

Solution

In order to make it feasible for teachers to use these problems in their classwork, no solutions are publicly visible, so students cannot simply look up the answers. If you would like to view the solutions to these problems, you must have a Virtual Classroom subscription.
Assign this problem
Click here to assign this problem to your students.

Similar Problems

White Board Markers

I have a problem with dry erase markers disappearing from my classroom. A third of my markers were stolen by a student, and then one of my co-workers "borrowed" four markers. After that I realized that half of the remaining markers didn't work, so I threw them away.

In the end, I just had two markers left.

How many did I start with?

Moving Christmas

Hermie doesn't want to celebrate Christmas on December 25th, so he suggested moving it to a date n days later. Rudolph protested that then Christmas wouldn't happen as often.

Frosty then suggested that the date could be moved days in the other direction. If Frosty's suggestion was followed, on what day would Christmas fall?

Single variable equation

A number, plus 5 more than that number, plus twice the sum of 5 and that number, is 43. What is the number?

Giant Roller Coaster

An amusement park has an enormous roller coaster with 48 roller coaster cars, each of which was carrying the same number of people. Six of the cars were removed from the coaster, and each of the remaining cars had to carry one extra person. How many people were there on the roller coaster?

Until New Years Day

The number of seconds until New Years Day (when the ball drops at Midnight) is equal to the number of hours since the last time the ball dropped. Assuming a non-leap-year, what is the current date and time, to the nearest minute?

Three Numbers

I have a sheet of paper with three integers written on it. If I add them together, I have a sum of 38.

Two of the numbers differ by one. One of the three numbers is 11.

What is the largest possible integer that could be written on the paper?

Finding X

Two more than twice the sum of x and five is equal to twelve less than three times the sum of x and two.

Yards and Feet

The height of a building measured in feet is 196 more than its height measured in yards. What is the height of the building in feet?

Three Numbers

I'm thinking of three numbers. The second number is fourteen more than the first number, and the third number is twice the second number. If the first number is subtracted from the third, the result is 44. What is the third number?

Adding It Up

The sum of a number and five more than that number is 47.  What is the number?

Next Year, Arithmetic Operation Word Problem, A Third of a Fourth, Square of a Sum, Stair climber, Find the Number, Melting Snow

Featured Games on This Site

Match color, font, and letter in this strategy game
Trap all the dots in this problem-solving puzzle

Blogs on This Site

Reviews and book lists - books we love!
The site administrator fields questions from visitors.
Like us on Facebook to get updates about new resources
Home
Pro Membership
About
Privacy