JANUARY 1, 2002
A BEARTOWN MYSTERY
Three volumes of a set of books, all identical in size, were arranged on a bookshelf in the following order. Volume 1 (being pulled out) was on the left, Volume 2 (green) in the middle, and Volume 3 (yellow) on the right. The front and back covers of the books were each 1/8 inch thick. The pages of each book were exactly 3 inches thick. A bookworm bored a hole straight from the first page of Volume 1 to the last page of Volume 3. How far did the bookworm travel?
DO YOU KNOW?
Check the next issue of Beartown News for the answers.
From Last Month
Last summer the Beartown Town
Manager contracted with two individuals, Ely Barrons and
Alva Parker, to construct wooden planter boxes on Main
Street. Each contractor was to build the same number of
planters. One was to build on the north side of Main
Street and the other on the south side.
(1) Ely built the most planters. (2) Ely built 4 more planters than Alva.
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