Prep sheet for Test #17:

Warm Ups: ____/11 ____/14

Mental Floss.

- An infinite number of mathematicians are standing behind a counter.
The first asks the man for half a pint of root beer, the second for a
quarter pint, the third an eighth, and so on. How many pints of root
beer will the man need to fulfill all mathematicians' orders? (Alert:
math.)

- Find the name of a
**planet**hidden in each of the following sentences:- a) "Steven, use the screwdriver to build those shelves." b) Everyone takes a turn in the cage. c) "Catherine, you ran us over with your bicycle!" d) "Sam, arsenic is poisonous! I read about it on the internet."

**What two words contain the most letters?**- Mom baked a cake. Dad ate 1/6 of the cake. Brother ate 1/5 of what was left. Then sister had 1/4 of the remaining cake. After that the dog ate 1/3 of the remaining cake, and finally another kid ate 1/2 of what was left after the dog was finished. What fraction of the whole cake is left for mom to eat? (Alert: math.)
- If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in the middle field?
- When
you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid
word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.

Example: Begin -> Sour. Answer: The words are**S**tart and Tart.- a) area between mountains --> narrow passage between buildings
- b) spew out (gross!) --> leave out

- c) a 3-d shape --> a number

13.

14. I am going to skip

15. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came

16.

17. I am going

18. I am going to skip on my way

19. The unikitty

20. I found an old photo of a toothless pirate

21. That field

Test #17