# 2009 METROBANK-MTAP-DEPED MATH CHALLENGE NATIONAL FINALS GRADE 6 TEAM ORAL Part 1: 15 seconds (11 items) 1.

Manila time is 4 hours ahead of Dubai time. A trip from Manila to Dubai, takes nine hours. What time will you arrive in Dubai if you leave Manila at 8:00 P.M.? Solution 8:00 P.M. + 9 hours is 5:00 A.M. 5:00 A.M. – 4 hours is 1:00 A.M. Answer: 1:00 A.M. 2. How many digits are there in the number N = 210 x 58? Solution 210 x 58 = (2 x 5)8 x 22 = 108 x 4 = 100 000 000 x 4 = 4 000 000 000 Answer: 9 3. The faces of a big cube are painted. Then the cube is cut into 125 unit cubes. How many of the unit cubes have exactly two painted faces each? Solution bottom layer: 4 x 3 unit cubes upper layer: 4 x 3 unit cubes middle layers: 4 x 3 unit cubes total number of unit cubes with exactly two painted faces each = (4 x 3) + (4 x 3) + (4x3) Answer: 36 4. What is the smallest number which when multiplied by 20 will give a perfect cube? Solution 20 = 22 x 5 So the smallest number that should be multiplied by 20 so that the product is a perfect cube is 2 x 52 which is equal to 50. Answer: 50 5. On a quiz show, each question is worth four times as much as the previous question. The fourth question is worth P1,600. How much was the first question worth? Solution 1600 ÷ 4 ÷ 4 Answer: P25

÷ 4 = 25

6. In 3 ___ 6 ___ (-9), what two different basic operations can you place in the ___ that will result to the least answer? Solution The bigger the absolute value of a negative number, the smaller is the negative number. So x (for multiplication) should be placed before -9. ÷ (for division) cannot be placed after 3 because it will be performed first and performing division then multiplication will not result to the least answer. - (for subtraction) cannot be placed after 3 also because 3 – 6 is -3 which when multiplied by -9 gives a positive answer, Therefore, + (for addition) should be placed after 3. So, 3 + 6 x (-9) = -51 Answers: +, x (order must be correct) 1