1. Which number is greater: 222221/333332 or 444443/666665?

**Source: ABACUS International Math Challenge for 5th and 6th graders
April, 2000**
** http://www.gcschool.org**

2. Sacagawea Cheerios

On a recent front page of the Philly Inquirer there was a story about
the new Sacagawea dollar coin

and the promotion it is going to get - quite different from the introduction
of the Susan B. Anthony

dollar. "The coin ... will first become available inside boxes
of Cheerios. ... In ... that promotion ...

10 million boxes of Cheerios will be packaged with a new dollar coin
in every 2000th box, and a

certificate for 100 coins in every 4400th box."

2.1. How many coins will the government give away in this promotion?

**Source: The Math Forum**
** http://forum.swarthmore.edu**

3.

3.6. When the cost of a candy bar increased from 25¢
to 29¢, by what percent did the cost

increase, based on
the original cost?

3.19. What is the largest odd integer less than 1000 with *all*
different digits?

3.27. If #(Y) means the number of days in the year Y, what is
the value of

#(1993) + #(1994)
+ #(1995) + #(1996)?

3.39. If the Pros won 30% of their games in the first third of
the season, what percent of their

remaining games must
they win to finish this season having won 50% of *all* their games?

3.40. The pattern of the first 7 letters of *contentcontestcontest
*...
continues to the right. The 1st

occurrence of a "t"
is the 4th letter of this pattern. The 1993rd occurrence of a "t"
is which

letter of this pattern?

**Source: The Math League**
** http://www.mathleague.com**

Don Braffitt