# Until New Years Day

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

## 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.## Similar Problems

### Find the Number

The sum of a number and twice that number is 20% more than the result would have been if the number had been increased by 12 and then doubled. What is the number?

### 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?

### 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 *n *days in the other direction. If Frosty's suggestion was followed, on what day would Christmas fall?

### 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?

### Next Year

Next year, Martha will be three times as old as she was 17 years ago. How old is Martha now?

### A Third of a Fourth

Half of a third of a number is decreased by six, and a third of a fourth of the result is increased by ten. One fifth of the result is 17. What is the original number?

### 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?

### Stair climber

Nathan started at the bottom of the stairs and climbed *n *steps. After that he went down *n - 4* steps, and was then 15 steps from the top of the stairs. How many steps are there?

### 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?

### 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?