Here's a math
puzzler from the active mind of Otis Reedy. See if you can figure it out.
Write your answer in your travel log, then click forward to the next page
of the adventure. (Answers can be found in the Curriculum Connections pages
for teachers under 'Math Connections'.)
"OK friends, ready to strrrrrrretch
your minds? At its widest, the Amazon rain forest is about 3000 miles across.
How many hours would it take you to cross it in a small airplane that traveled
100 miles an hour on average? Sloths move at 1/3 of a mile per hour. At that
rate, how many hours would it take a sloth on one side of the rain forest
to reach a cecropia leaf on the other side? How many days is that? How many
years? Take your time figuring it out!"
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