Mathman 30
Water Under the Bridge Letterbox

by EE, BP, and AM

 

Terrain: Grassy cemetery

Difficulty: Depends on math ability

Created by: The Dragon (Mathman) and the Honors Advanced Algebra students and teacher of 2007-08

Location: New Hope U.C.C cemetery, Jackson, WI
County:
Washington, WI

Materials needed: Calculator, Compass, Writing Utensil, Personal Stamp, Inking Pens

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CAMOUFLAGED BOX
 

Students and parents of students should read my introduction to letterboxing before seeking the boxes.

 

Be sure to read through all the clues before looking for the boxes so you know what is expected of you.


Note: The student counting the steps for these clues is taller than your average letterboxer.

Clues:

The start of this letterbox is in New Hope U.C.C cemetery located at the corner of Hwy P and Hwy C. Enter the cemetery on the south side off of Hwy P and find a Stone that has the name Schildknecht. This is were you start your steps.
 

1. Evaluate: (24 * 10-5) / (6 * 104) = C     C = __________
 
2. Evaluate: C * (1 * 109) = W     W =  _________
 
3. Evaluate: 15W = X    X =  _________
 
4. Solve: 4 l 2Q l = 48  (Take the positive solution.) Q = __________
 
5.  Evaluate: Q + 111 = T     T = __________
 

6. Solve the system:

5D 6Y + 2Z = 21

2D + 3Y - 3Z = -9

-3D + 9Y 4Z = -24

D = __________

Y = __________

Z =  __________
7.  Evaluate: 3( D + Y + Z )  = U    U = __________
 
8. Solve:

(1/3)F2 = 27  
F = __________
 
9. Evaluate: 5F = L L = __________
 
10. G3 + 3G2 G + K = 0 ; if G = 2 find K      K = __________
 
11. Evaluate: |K| = J J = ___________
 
12. Evaluate: J + 1126 = O O = __________
 
13. Solve: 3 = (3R + 30)1/2 R = __________
 
14. Evaluate: R + 468 = E E = __________
 
15. Find the roots:  T2 9T + 20 Roots = _______
 


Start out facing east and take walk X = _________ steps. Turn north walk T = ________ steps. A tree should be in close proximity to you. Turn east and walk U = ________ steps. Turn north and walk L = _________ steps. Turn east and walk O = ________ steps. You should be around a neighborhood. Turn North and follow the road E = _________ steps. You should now be very close to the box so keep your eyes open for any clues.


BEFORE RETRIEVING THE BOX, BE SURE NO ONE IS AROUND TO SEE YOU TAKE THE BOX OUT!  DO NOT BRING ATTENTION TO YOURSELF OR THE HIDING LOCATION OF THE BOX!


Take the product of the "roots" and that is how many steps down, around, and under the bridge (from the SE corner) the box is located. Turn south and look under rocks against the side of the bridge to the left of pink. This is where the box is located. 

Good luck!

Please replace as found: standing on end with many rock to hide it and keep it hidden in place.  

 

Before you set out read the waiver of responsibility and disclaimer.

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