
Lesson 16
CHALLENGING MATH
1. In 4 bags were different pieces of money to the value of 500
dollars; in the first was 96 dollars, in the second 120 dollars,
in the third 55 dollars; what sum did the fourth contain?
2. Four men bought a lot of land for 1265 dollars, the first man
paid 243 dollars, the second man 61 dollars more than the first,
and the third 79 dollars less than the second; how much did the
fourth pay?
3. Out of an army of 57068 men, 9503 are killed in battle, 586
desert to the enemy, 4794 are taken prisoners, 1234 die of their
wounds on the passage home, 850 are drowned; how many return alive
to their country?
4. If the earth in her annual revolution moves 68000 miles in
an hour, what distance will she move in 24 hours?
5. In a certain building there are 72 rooms, in each room there
are 4 windows, and in each window 24 lights; how many lights are
there in the house?
6. A man spends 99 cents a day; how many cents does he spend in
49 years, each consisting of 365 days?
7. How many acres of land, at 15 dollars an acre can be bought
for 3465 dollars?
8. If a man travel 26 miles a day, in how many days will he perform
a journey of 364 miles?
9. Fiftynine horses were sold for 4602 dollars; what was the
average price of each?
10. There are 63 gallons in one hogshead, how many hogsheads are
there in 14868 gallons? Ray's Arithmetic  Part Third 