Do you have what it takes to be a Math Inspector?
Here are the answers to the word problems at the back of the books.
Warning: getting the following answers right means you are Math Inspector material. This could cause a sudden desire to know “why” things happen, an uncontrollable urge to solve mysteries, and (most commonly) an inability to stop thinking about chocolate milk shakes. Are you sure you want this? Proceed at your own risk!
“Hi guys, it’s Gertie. I’ve got Felix with me, too. You know how Stanley asked us to write those word problems for you at the end of all our books? Well, hopefully you’ve been solving them, because they really will help you become a better detective. Plus, they’re not exactly easy to come up with, so it’s kind of the least you can do!”
“Hey, all. Felix here. Gertie likes to pretend those problems are a big deal. But really, most of them have been fun. Remember the whole chocolate soup thing? I mean, sure, the whole ice fishing thing was a bit of a fiasco…. But Gertie’s face is turning red just thinking about it, so how about we just get to the answers. Take a look below.”
Book : The Case of the Claymore Diamond
Polly can buy 9 witch’s brooms with $130.00.
Stella spent $204 attending Rhyming Camp.
Felix could eat 70.5 truffles in 15 minutes. Felix would spend $123.38 on truffles.
Bonus: Felix would get sick inside the store!
PS Yes, you can eat only .5 of a truffle.
Welix Wervish would receive 159 votes in the Biggest Doofus in Ravensburg Contest.
Molly Martridge would receive 141 votes.
Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Mr. Jekyll
Mr. Under sells 66.67 hotdogs per hour on a Friday night in October.
Felix will need 1.25 gallons of melted chocolate for his Chocolate Eyeball Soup.
Felix will need 44 1-pint jars to sell his 5.5 gallons of Chocolate Eyeball Soup to Mabel.
It will take 353.62 minutes before Felix’s shoulder stops functioning.
Book 3: The Case of the Christmas Caper
Book 4: The Case of the Hamilton Roller Coaster
Why Study Math?
“This was the time that math saved me from squirrels. Learn your math, kids. As I always say, math is something you can count on.”
“So basically, the way I remember that day, this picture had nothing to do with math. Felix survived the squirrels by sheer dumb luck that day. But you should still learn math, kids.”