**19. Challenge Problem: Zhang had 11 sheets of stickers with 7 stickers on each sheet. He got 5 more sheets of stickers with 7 stickers on each sheet. How many stickers does Zhang have?**

- Type: M, JRU
- Answer: 112 stickers
- Equation to Match the Story: 11 x 7 + 5 x 7 = n; Scholars are NOT expected to write this equation.

**20. Challenge Problem: Ms. Sorenson unpacked a new shipment of notebooks. She unpacked 18 notebooks from one box, 36 notebooks from a second box, and 42 notebooks from a third box. Now she wants to put the notebooks onto 6 tables with the same number of notebooks on each table. How many notebooks will she put on each table?**

- Type: JRU, PD
- Answer: 16 notebooks
- Equation to Match the Story: 18 + 36 + 42 = 6 x n; Scholars are NOT expected to write this equation.

**21. Challenge Problem: A farmer had 19 gallons of water. During a rainstorm, he collected 42 more gallons of water. He needs to store the water in jugs that each hold 10 gallons. How many jugs does he need?**

- Type: JRU, MD (remainder)
- Answer: 7 jugs
- Equation to Match the Story: 19 + 42 = n x 10; Scholars are NOT expected to write this equation.

**22. Challenge Problem: Max was preparing for a family reunion dinner. He spent $436 on food and $221 on beverages. His sister Jocelyn bought decorations for the family reunion dinner. Jocelyn spent $364 more than Max. How much money did Jocelyn spend on the family reunion dinner?**

- Type: PPW-WU, CQU
- Answer: $1,021
- Equation to Match the Story: 436+221+364=n

**23. Challenge Problem: Marisa baked 17 peanut butter cookies, 18 oatmeal cookies, and 19 chocolate chip cookies for the bake sale. She put 6 cookies in each bag. If she sold each bag for $3 each, how much money did she make?**

- Type: N/A
- Answer: $27
- Equation to Match the Story: (17+18+19)/6×3=n; Scholars are NOT expected to write this equation.

**24. Challenge Problem: Fourth grade challenged fifth grade to a reading contest. Fourth grade read 278 pages on Monday and 445 pages on Tuesday. Fifth grade read 219 pages on Monday and 326 pages on Tuesday. Which grade won the contest, and by how many pages did they win?**

- Type: JRU, CDU
- Answer: Fourth Grade, 178 pages
- Equation to Match the Story: (278+445)-(219+326)=n

**25. Challenge Problem: There are 8 children that each want to eat half an apple. If they buy a package of 5 apples, how many apples will be left over after they’ve eaten?**

- Type: SRU, M-MG
- Answer: 1 apple
- Equation to Match the Story: 5 – (8 x 1/2) = n; Scholars are NOT expected to write this equation.

**26. Challenge Problem: Jeremiah baked a pie for his birthday. He gave it to his 2 sisters and told them to share fairly. Then, he decided to bake pie for his 4 brothers. He wants to give each brother the same amount that he gave each sister. How many pies does he need to bake for his brothers?**

- Type: PD-ES, Equivalencing
- Answer: 2 pies
- Equation to Match the Story: Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**27. Challenge Problem: Betty is trying to figure out how long her 18 mile bike trip will take. If the first 2 miles of the trip took 20 minutes, how many hours will her whole trip take?**

- Type: N/A
- Answer: 3 hours
- Equation to Match the Story: Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**28. Challenge Problem: The Lakeview school district has 4 schools. In each school there are 10 classrooms. Each classroom has desks set up for their students in rows of 5 with 5 desks in each row. How many students are enrolled in the entire Lakeview school district?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: 1,000 students
- Equation to Match the Story: (4×10) x (5×5) = n

**29. Challenge Problem: The Smith Hotel has 160 rooms. Each room has 2 windows. If the window washer can wash 40 windows per hour, how many hours will it take him to wash all the hotel windows? If the window washer is paid $9 an hour, how much money will he make?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: 8 hours; $72
- Equation to Match the Story: (160×2)/40 = n; Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**30. Challenge Problem: Krystyna owns an ice cream shop. She charges $4 for a small ice cream cone. A large ice cream cone costs double the amount of a small cone. On Monday, Krystyna made $160 at the shop. If she sold 16 small cones, how many people bought large cones?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: 12 people
- Equation to Match the Story: 160-(16×4)=nx(2×4); Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**31. Challenge Problem: Jacky began baking cupcakes at 11:15 a.m. The cupcakes take 20 minutes to bake in the oven. The tray she is baking with can hold 8 cupcakes at a time. If she finishes baking at 3:15 p.m., how many cupcakes did she make?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: 96 cupcakes
- Equation to Match the Story: Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**32. Challenge Problem: Jayden is on the school soccer team. The soccer season is 9 weeks long. The team practices for 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, for the entire season. If Jayden hurt his ankle and was unable to practice for 10 days, how many hours did he spend practicing this season?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: 70 hours
- Equation to Match the Story: 9x(5×2)-(10×2)=n; Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**33. Challenge Problem: Trevor wants to rent kayaks. Kayak rentals cost $14 for a half hour. If Trevor rents three kayaks for one hour and forty-five minutes, how much will it cost him?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: $147
- Equation to Match the Story: Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**34. Challenge Problem: At 7:30 a.m., there were some parents waiting in the auditorium. At 7:45 a.m., 144 more parents joined them. At 8:00 a.m., another 259 parents joined them but 15 minutes later 89 of those parents left. Now there are 368 parents in the auditorium. How many parents were in the auditorium at 7:30 a.m.?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: 54 parents
- Equation to Match the Story: (n + 144 + 259) – 89 = 368; Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**35. Challenge Problem: A soccer team raised $363 in September and $547 in October. The team used $600 to purchase new uniforms and wants to use the remaining amount to purchase new soccer balls. Each ball costs $10. How many soccer balls can the team buy?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: 31 soccer balls
- Equation to Match the Story: (363 + 547)-600/10 = n; Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholar’s approach to the problem.

**36. Challenge Problem: At her bakery, Breanna bakes bread from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. She bakes 6 loaves of bread every 10 minutes. In the morning she sold 42 loaves of bread. How many loaves of bread does she have left to sell for the rest of the day? If each loaf costs $3, and the bakery sells every loaf by the end of the day, how much money did Breanna make?**

- Type: Multi-step
- Answer: 66 loaves; $324
- Equation to Match the Story: Scholars are not expected to write an equation. Instead, focus on scholars’ approach to the problem.

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