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October 16 2006 Math Newsletter

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Opening a Checking Account
Opening a checking account for the first time can leave many with a sense of freedom but little knowledge of how to use their new checking account responsibly. Here are some tips for making your checking experience an enjoyable one.

**************Math Newsletter Puzzle*****************
This problem comes from Math Counts; Promoting Middle School
Math Achievement.

Assume that instead of driving straight through, the following stops are
made on the trip from Corvallis to Ashland.

a. Purchase gas 10 minutes

b. Rest stop 15 minutes

c. Food stop 20 minutes

What average speed will need to be maintained to complete the trip from
Corvallis to Ashland in exactly four hours? Express your answer to the
nearest whole number.


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