Problem 1

## Here's The Problem…

Two sandboxes each contain the same amount of sand, but one is filled with black sand and other is filled with white sand. Afreen scoops a full bucket of the black sand and pours it into the white sand. Afreen stirs this mixture for hours (her dad cut off her cell phone) until the black and white sand are perfectly mixed. Afreen then scoops a full bucket of the mixed sand and pours it into the black sand so that both sandboxes once again have the same amount of sand. Which is greater, the amount of black sand added to the white sand or the amount of white sand added to the black sand, or are they equal? — Mr. Simmons

I think that the amount of black sand added is greater because the second time "Afreen" mixed them the sand was mixed so that half of the sand in the second bucket is white and half is black. -Travis P.

I think the same thing too. The black sand is more because Afreen got a scoop of black and mixed it with white sand. So to begin with there are more white sand since it is one scoop of black into all of the white sand. Then they got half of the mixed sand and poured it into the remaining black sand. So the amount of black sand is more.
- Christine N. :)

Strangely I think Travis is actually correct! Afreen pours black and white sand together to form a mixture, then pours that mixture in the other black sand. So logically Travis is correct. :P - Nick E
P.S Travis way to go for the first post!

First of all, I'm feel sorry for Afreen because she/he has no cell phone. Ok but ya i agree with Travis but not Christine jk i agree with both of yall because theres a mixture of black and white sand when they pour it the second time so there has to be more black sand.
Tyler W.
P.S. Look at my screen name its the shiz

Oh yeah! Great name Tyler. I don't know if it is true anymore, but great name. Just Kidding! But find a better name next time.
- Christine N. :)

So did we all just basicly answer the question already! Is that it? I mean, that question was so hard I would have never have gotten it if it wasn't for Tyler. hehehehehehehehe!
- Christine N. :)

Tyler if you read the problem, you will find out that Afreen is a female… - Nick E :P

That's funny. I didn't really pay any attention to if Afreen was a male or female.
- Christine N. :)

Wow who would name their daughter Afreen? But ya we basically all i got the same answers so what do we do now? Is there like any possible way there could be the more white sand or maybe the same amount?
Tyler W (or algebrator!) (or maybe even Tyler Twienke)

Your name on this should of been Twinke Twinkie. Just kidding. Anyways. I don't know I think there should been more to it. We should maybe do examples like: For example, 100 mL of white and black sand. Then we try to solve it using real numbers.
- Christine N. :)

I think that it'll be equal because the amount of sand that was transferred is the same. Afreen says that she begins with equal amounts of black and white sand. She took one bucket of black sand and poured it into the white bucket of sand. She took the mixture of the colored sand and poured it back into the black sand. So it can also be like that. I don't know. I have two ways of explaining both sides. SOMEONE GIVE ME YOUR OPINON!
- Christine N. :)

I say that if you start off with only one bucket of black sand as the initial amt. when you take all out, and put it bak in its =. On the oter hand, if there is sand lft ovr,then more black.

Nikhil J.

i believe that is the answer. hey. the only thing we have actually got to do is to find out how much initial black sand is there. If there was more than one bucket of black sand as I said, then there will be more black sand overall as opposed to if there was only one bucket of sand, you would take out all of the sand, mix it, and get an equal 50% of white and black sand back in the bucket