Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 9 Problem of the Day

Road Trip!

Jill and her family toured the United States by car during their vacation. From their home, they drove 2,452 miles west to Los Angeles. From Los Angeles they drove 857 miles east to Denver. From Denver, they drove 1,212 miles southeast to New Orleans. From New Orleans, they drove northeast 1,427 miles to New York City. From New York City, they drove southwest 842 miles back to their home.

They traveled many back roads and saw wonderful sites. The trip took eleven weeks to complete. Their car’s odometer read 11,234 miles before the trip began.
How many miles did their odometer have on it when Jill's family completed the eleven-week journey?

1 comment:

  1. I added up all of the places that they went, and that equaled 6,790 miles and the problem said that there was 11,234 mi.on the odometer before they left on the trip so I added the miles from their trip to that and the answer to the question is 18,024 miles. Tami Lynn


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