Storytelling Brainteaser

Leisure Pursuits

Math storytelling word problems require a fair amount of reasoning to solve. Think you’ve got what it takes? Give this one a try!

A bulldog and a poodle like to bury their owner’s shoes in the backyard.

The bulldog buries 5 shoes per hour for 5 hours.

The poodle buries shoes for 2 hours, and buries 9 more shoes in total than the bulldog.

How many shoes does the poodle bury per hour?

Scroll down for the answer!

The answer is 17 shoes per hour. That’s one busy poodle!