Math Competition
Math brain teasers require computations to solve.
Felipe's school is hosting a math competition against other schools in the same district. Each school can only allow 10 students to compete. Felipe and his classmates are taking tests to determine the 10 best math students to send. Felipe did well, but tied with John Roy for the last spot. His teacher decided to setup a oneproblem challenge, whoever got it right the fastest would win.
Knowing that "H" is equal to 10, and T is half of M, how could MATH be 42, TEAM be 40, and MEET be 37?
Answer
MATH: 14 + 11 + 7 + 10 =42
TEAM: 7+8+11+14 =40
MEET: 14+8+8+7=37
(H=10; E=8; T=7; M=14; A=11)
Felipe answered his question just seconds before John Roy, sending him to the competition.
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Comments
mercenary007
Apr 12, 2006
 that was nice and fun and easy... got it right off the bat 
jax_the_ax
Apr 13, 2006
 na craptastic 
cb123
Apr 17, 2006
 that was a cool teeaser i liked it i got it right away 
tonjawithaj
May 01, 2006
 That was so much fun! More please! 
RRAMMOHAN
May 29, 2006
 Very simple, but fun! 
Sir_CombusTable
Jul 10, 2006
 If M,A,T, and H were variables, then MATH would equal M*A*T*H, not M+A+T+H. 
Kiroho
Sep 28, 2006
 I have to agree. Any math teacher presenting the problem like that should be fired. 
stil
Dec 24, 2006
 If you're going to gripe that you inferred multiplication, you might as well complain that it isn't positional, i.e., MATH means 1000 * M + 100 * A + 10 * T + H. It should have been shown in the answer that MAT = 32, TEAM  MAT = E = 8, TEEM  EE = TM = TTT = 21. 
(user deleted)
Mar 07, 2007
 OK someone tell me if i am wrong but in the ? it sais that TEAM=40
but when it gives you the answer it sais TEAM=34 
emily103
May 28, 2007
 I agree, it should be multiplication.
And TEAM is given as 40 in the body but 34 in the answer. 
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