Marvelous Math

Your mission is to solve the following word problems. Before you begin your mission, you need to copy the word problems (remember to highlight what you want to copy). Then go to EDIT and select COPY. Your will then need to open Claris Works (word processing) and go to EDIT and select PASTE. Change the font to Comic Sans and the size to 14. You are now ready to print and begin your mission.

 

Name_______________________

The South African Bush Elephant is a threatened species due to poaching ivory tusks and habitat destruction. They can eat up to 500 pounds of vegetation in a day. How many pounds of vegetation would one elephant eat in the month of April?

 

Home Depot is the world's largest retailer of products that come from old growth forests. One acre of forest in British Columbia is clear cut every 66 seconds. Approximately how much is clear cut in one hour?

 

There are many endangered species in the rain forest including the three-toed sloth. It takes a three-toed sloth a minute to move about six feet on land. At that rate, how long would it take a sloth to move 36 feet?

 

Rain forests are being destroyed at a rate of 100 acres per minute. How many acres are destroyed in one hour?

 

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