## The Problem:

Five hundred women live in a remote village in Papua New Guinea. Six percent of them wear one earring. Of the other ninety- four percent, half are wearing two earrings, half are wearing none. How many earrings are there in total?

## The Solution:

There are 500 earrings in the village

10. A man bought a horse for \$60 and sold it for \$70. Then he bought it back again for \$80 and sold it for \$90. How much did he make in the horse business?

A man bought a white horse for \$60 and sold it for \$70. Then he bought a black horse for \$80 and sold it for \$90. How much money did he make in the horse business?

## The Problem:

There are 3 hobbits and 3 orcs who want to cross a river and one boat that will hold only two creatures. There must be at least one creature in the boat during each crossing. The number or orcs must never out number the hobbits on either river bank or they will eat the hobbits. How do you get all 6 creatures across the river?

The problem can be solved in a minimum of 11 steps

## The Solution

 SIDE 1 SIDE2 3H 3O BOAT 2H2O 1H1O BOAT 3H 2O BOAT 1O 3H 3O BOAT 3H 1O BOAT 2O 1H 1O 2H 2O BOAT 2H 2O BOAT 1H 1O 2O 3H 1O BOAT 3O BOAT 3H 1O 3H 2O BOAT 1H 1O BOAT 2H 2O 3H 3O BOAT