The staff writer writing this week’s blog post loves listening to Lady Gaga, who is currently on her Joanne world tour. To celebrate her current tour, this week’s Mathnasium math problems will be dedicated to Lady Gaga’s music. If you find these math problems easy, try doing them in your head!
Lady Gaga Themed Practice Problems
- Jackson from Portola Valley wants to buy $250 concert tickets to see Lady Gaga when she sings in the Bay Area! Jackson’s parents told him that he can go to the concert if he earns the money for the tickets himself. If Jackson works as a cashier at the local grocery store and earns $15 an hour (and pays 8% in tax), how many hours must he work to afford those tickets?
- Jenny’s favorite Lady Gaga songs are Just Dance, Summer Boy, and Highway Unicorn, in that order. While she’s driving to her Portola Valley high school, if she’s listening to her Lady Gaga playlist on shuffle, which contains 30 Lady Gaga songs, what is the probability that these songs are played in that specific order? Assume that the shuffle function doesn’t repeat songs.
- Sylvia from Portola Valley is going to Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour concert in the Bay Area with her two best friends, Alejandro and Judy. Sylvia plans to pick up her two friends and to carpool to the concert, which starts at 7:30pm. It takes Sylvia 10 minutes to drive to Alejandro’s house in Menlo Park and 15 minutes to drive from Alejandro’s house to Judy’s house in Palo Alto. The concert venue is an hour away from Judy’s house. What time do you recommend that Sylvia leave from her house? (It might be a good idea for her to leave a bit earlier than it normally takes to drive to those places!)
We hope that you had fun solving these Lady Gaga-themed math problems! For more fun ways to learn math in the Portola Valley area, visit the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park.