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The Hot Dog Stand

Use these math-based puzzles, problems, and brainteasers as icebreakers, transition fillers, and ready-made math challenges -- to help answer the age-old kids' question: 'Why do we need to learn Math?'


Directions: Harry owns a hot dog stand in the park. He sells hot dogs, drinks, and snacks. The sign below shows how much Harry charges for those items during the spring and fall. During the winter, when the park is cold, Harry lowers all his prices. During the summer, when the park is busy, Harry raises all his prices. But whether Harry raises or lowers his prices, he always uses the same numbers on his sign. He just rearranges them! What can Harry charge for each item -- both in winter and summer -- if he always uses the same numbers on the sign? Cut out the numbers below and see how many different combinations Harry might use.

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