The Otter Who Utterly Loved Playing The Lottery

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In Jack’s beanstalk, there lived an otter,

Who was potty about the lottery.

It didn’t matter if he won or not.

Every week, he marked X on the spot.

No matter how many tickets that he got,

He never really won a lot.

Until, one day, Witch Hazel waved her magic wand,

And suddenly he hit the jackpot !

What was the otter’s prize, do you think ?

Well, you guessed it, a fish and a whole load to drink !

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Bingo !Which of the following lottery balls should fit inside each of the mathematical equations below on the otter’s lottery tickets each week ? Re – write and solve the equations using algebra.

5      15      25      75      100      10       50       150

Week 1. __ + 100 / 2 x 3 = 300

Week 2. __ x 4 / 2 + 100 = 120

Week 3. 35 + __ x 3 / 2 = 60

Week 4. 50 x 2 + 10 + 40 = __

Week 5. 145 + __ + 40 = 200

Week 6. 50 x 5 = 2 __

Week 7. 75 x 2 + 350 – 425 = __

Week 8. 100 x 100 – 975 = __

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

Answers : 1. 100 2. 103. 5

4. 150

5. 15

6. 50

7. 75

8. 25

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