November 23, 2015

Garrison, McClusky take Math Track honors

By Suzanne Werre
BHG News

"A store has their SonyPlayStation4 marked down 5 percent from its original price of $349.99. The store’s black Friday sale is another 10 percent off the current price. What is the sale price of the Sony PlayStation 4?"

That is just a sample of the 9th-10th grade consumer math problems students competing in the McLean County Area Math Track Meet encountered last Wednesday, when schools from McLean County and beyond competed in the first annual competition.

And that was probably the easiest question of the five answered in that category.

The teams competed against one another as a team, and individually in different areas of math, alternately being able to use a calculator and having to determine the answers using just pencil and paper.

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