Mathman 4 -
Homestead Hollow Virtual Letterbox

Terrain: Online

Difficulty: Depends on math ability (Algebra I)
Placed by The Dragon (Mathman)
Location: Online

Materials needed: Calculator

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This box is the fourth in a series of letterboxes with mathematical clues.  These are virtual clues created from the actual letterbox clues for one of my students to do this year.  This version of this box is also open for other virtual letterboxers to do.  In order to seek this online "box", you must solve some Algebra problems of the type found in the first semester of our Algebra course.  Enjoy!


The actual box is in Homestead Hollow County Park in Germantown, WI, but for this virtual box you can do everything online.

If you were doing the regular letterbox, you would start by climbing the large metal slide in the playground and counting the number of steps you take to the top.

I don't have a picture of the slide with all the slide steps shown, but we do take a team CC picture on the slide each year at the Slinger CC Invite.  To the right is the team picture from 2004.  Figure out the numbers in the following sequence if the common difference is the number of individuals in the picture:

50  _____  _____  _____

_____  ______

The last number in this sequence is the answer you need to get to the next clue.

Copy and paste the following URL into your browser, then replace the "(replace with your answer here)" with the numerical answer you found above.  That URL should get you to the next clue. with your answer here).htm

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

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