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Math profiles

Published:Sunday | June 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Amelia Dunkley
Britney Davidson
Deandre Sutherland
Malgay Rowe
Peta-Ann Sawyers
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  • NAME: Britney Davidson

SCHOOL: Hampton School

AGE: 13

GRADE: 7

PLACE IN COMPETITION: Second

INSPIRATION: I must say that the most inspirational people in my life are definitely my parents.

MATH ADVICE: The key is to practise and review what is taught daily. One also needs to take an objective approach toward the subject.

FUTURE ENDEAVOUR: Honestly, I am not quite sure about my future endeavour, but I do consider the legal or medical fields as options.

  • NAME: Malgay Rowe

SCHOOL: Hampton School

AGE: 14

GRADE: 8

PLACE IN COMPETITION: First

INSPIRATION: My parents have been my biggest inspiration as well as Ms Veneishea Brooks.

MATH ADVICE: First, practise the timetable. Get familiar with the different topics in mathematics and practise mathematical exercises daily.

FUTURE ENDEAVOUR: I would like to become a neuro-surgeon, a paediatrician or protein chemist.

  • NAME: Deandre Sutherland

SCHOOL: Hampton School

AGE: 14

GRADE: 9

PLACE IN COMPETITION: First

INSPIRATION: I know someone who has risen above struggles and is the ultimate epitome of a role model - my mom, Diana Sutherland.

MATH ADVICE: When you encounter perplexing questions, read thoroughly before attempting any calculations as this prevents unnecessary or simple mistakes. Use illustrations, practise regularly.

FUTURE ENDEAVOUR: Very soon, by the Grace of God, I will become an actuary.

  • NAME: Peta-Ann Sawyers

SCHOOL: Hampton School

AGE: 16

GRADE: 10

PLACE IN COMPETITION: Second

INSPIRATION: I must say that the most inspirational person in my life is my mother, Avia Heaven.

MATH ADVICE: Practise and learn the related principles for each mathematical question.

FUTURE ENDEAVOUR: I would like to become a radiologist.

  • NAME: Amelia Dunkley

SCHOOL: Hampton School

AGE: 17

GRADE: 11

PLACE IN COMPETITION: Second

INSPIRATION: Living in a rural area where the times are rough financially, I am driven to do well in all aspects of school work in order to make it better for my family.

MATH ADVICE: In order to do math well, one has to have a vested interest in it. Also, practice makes perfect.

FUTURE ENDEAVOUR: I'd like to pursue a career in medicine to help to better the nation at large by helping the nation to have a healthy labour force.

  • Brain teaser: How smart are you? Grandma & trolls

You are on your
way to visit your Grandma, who lives at the end of the valley. It's her
birthday, and you want to give her the cakes you've made.

Between
your house and her house, you have to cross 7 bridges, and as it goes in
The Land of Make Believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each
troll insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their
bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as
they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.

How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma's with exactly 2 cakes?

(http://www.braingle.com)

Email answers to editorial@gleanerjm.com

Last week's answer to Three Brothers on a Farm

Every farmer's part is 1/3(45+75)=40 sacks

Charlie paid $1400 for 40 sacks, then 1 sack costs $14000/40 =$35/sack

Adam got $35(45-40)=355=$175

Ben got $35(75-40)=3535=$1225

Answer: Ben $1225, Adam $175