## Math Problem of the Week - Week 27

Congratulations! You are the owner of a 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. 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. Ready? Good luck!

## Math Problem of the Week 27
Jacob is hosting a party in your café, and he would like to serve sundae cups to his guests. Jacob has invited 45 guests, and wants to offer one sundae cup per guest. Each sundae cup is round, with a 12 centimeter diameter.
You decide to arrange the sundae cups on square platters, with a little space in between each cup. Your square platters measure 40 centimeters on each side. If you use the fewest number of platters possible to fit your sundae cups in equal rows, how many platters will you need?Hint: You will have the same number of cupcakes per row on each platter, and the same number of cupcakes on each platter |

Common Core Standards for this Problem: 4.OA.3, 4.MD.3

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