## Math Problem of the Week - Week 21

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a brand new restaurant called Chez Moi. Running a restaurant requires organization, creativity, and math skills.

Do some brilliant thinking and submit your answer(s).

If you get the problem right, your first name and city will be posted to the "Menu of Excellence" (look for your name at the bottom of that week's problem).

We will also track your points from week to week. Problem-solvers with the highest totals will be included (and much admired) in the Problem Solving Hall of Fame. Are you ready? Good luck!

Do some brilliant thinking and submit your answer(s).

If you get the problem right, your first name and city will be posted to the "Menu of Excellence" (look for your name at the bottom of that week's problem).

We will also track your points from week to week. Problem-solvers with the highest totals will be included (and much admired) in the Problem Solving Hall of Fame. Are you ready? Good luck!

## Math Problem of the Week 21
Tomato sauce has splattered your recipe card, but you can still read some of it.
y + b = 15.5 y x b = 42 y is equal to the same number in both number sentences. b is equal to the same number in both number sentences. Find the value of y and b so that both number sentences are true. |

Common Core Standards for this Problem: 3.0A.8, 4.NF.3, 4.NF.4

Congratulations to the following students, who solved this problem correctly:

Lexie, Wichita, KS
Gabe, Wichita, KS Vivian, Wichita, KS Lili, Wichita, KS Allison, Wichita, KS Ian, Wichita, KS Jacob, Wichita, KS |