Math Blog Post- Stories With Holes

I decided to solve two Stories With Holes this week as my math blog post. Enjoy!

1.  How can half of eight be three?

Answer: The actual digit 8 is made up of two three’s- one forwards and one backwards. Try it on a piece of paper!

7. “This parrot will repeat any words it hears,” said the pet shop owner.  A lady bought the bird but brought it back a week later to complain that the bird had not yet spoken a single word.  Yet the salesperson had told the truth.  Explain.

Answer: The parrot is deaf.