# Algebra

## MCVC

## MCVC

A boy learns how to use order of operations to determine the number of playing cards.

## The Case of the Mustache Case

## The Case of the Mustache Case

They need to steal the briefcase and solve the algebraic expression to locate the villain's base.

## Timmy and the Fairly Odd Twins

## Timmy and the Fairly Odd Twins

Timmy is met with the challenge of guessing the ages of sisters, Anita and Gabby. Will he be able to figure out their ages by himself or will he need his Fairy Odd Twins to help him out?

Problem #52: Anita is 5 years younger than her sister Gabby. Seven years ago, Anita was half as old as her sister. How old is Anita now?

## Paperclips, Erasers Oh My!

## Paperclips, Erasers Oh My!

Students solve a problem with alittle help.

## The Boda Challenge

## The Boda Challenge

Two friends, Dewey and Peppar decide to have a fun math competition where they try to buy the same amount of soda in the cheaper container. They had some trouble, so they both reached out to their friend, Cocoa, for help, but she was revengeful. In the end, one of them ends up buying the soda for less money.

## Candy Algebra

## Candy Algebra

Four friends plan a birthday party. Little do they know, they are about to face an algebraic disaster... with candy.

## Oliver's Test

## Oliver's Test

Oliver has been getting mediocre test grades all semester. He needs to earn an average of 90 this semester, or else his father will ground him! With a devil and angel constantly invading his thoughts, Oliver calls his friend to find what he needs on his next test. Will Oliver score high enough?

Problem 87 - Olivia Justynski earned scores of 82, 86 and 92 on her first three tests. What score does she need on her fourth test to achieve an average score of 90 on the four tests?

## All About the Dough

## All About the Dough

At their bakery, cake creators Sara and Linda discover a problem after a cake order for a MathCounts party. Neither baker can determine how much they get paid, but luckily the MathCounts customers are quick with an answer to solve the problem.

Problem 185 - Linda makes 6 cakes per hour. Sara makes 4 cakes per hour. If Linda gets paid $11 less than Sara for each cake, how much in dollars should Sara be paid for each cake for Linda and Sara to earn the same amount each hour?

## Bases

## Bases

Four friends try to study for a test in technology about number bases. They use the example of a 16" Gold Strip to get a feel for bases then progress to solving the given problem.

## The Magic of Algebra

## The Magic of Algebra

An old wizard has recently acquired two dragons and is trying to find a way to make an enclosure for them. He wishes to showcase his dragons and wants to know how much ribbon he will need to put along the length of one side of their combined pens. Unknowledgeable of how to make dragon pens, he hires a magnificent builder, Madame Erna. In the end, the wizard learns more about the workings of algebra (and discovers out how much ribbon he will need to purchase).