Every month we will give you a math/statistics brain teaser that lets you test your knowledge with a fun problem. This Month's Challenge: How Many Games? Brothers Matt and Tyler love playing video games together. They decided if they split their chore money every month, they can afford more video games to play together. Matt cuts the grass every other week for \$20, while Tyler does the dishes every day for \$10 a week. Matt and Tyler have two options for buying video games: they could buy brand new games for \$60 each, or retro games for \$20 each. How many games per month can Matt and Tyler afford for brand new games or for retro games? Click here for answer! The Answer! Step 1: Figure out how much Matt and Tyler make per month. If Matt does the lawn every other week for \$20 per cut, Matt gets paid twice a month. \$20 * 2 = \$40 If Tyler does the dishes for \$10 per week, that means Tyler gets paid 4 times a month. \$10 * 4 = \$40 So adding their totals together...\$40 + \$40 = \$80 per month. Step 2: Take their monthly total and figure out how many games they can afford. Matt and Tyler can afford: 1. Brand new game: \$60 each, so the earned \$80 - \$60 = \$20 left over, meaning they can get 1 game and save \$20 towards next month. 2. Retro game: \$20 each, so \$20 * 4 = exactly \$80, meaning they can afford 4 retro games.    -- Select Past Teasers --   Community Garden Unknown Pattern Bookshelf Dilemma Teaching Job School Lunch House Painting Driving Time Mystery of the Lake Save Your Money The Chef's Sauce Shaking Hands Eating Ravioli Set the Videotape Painting The Towers The Duomo Olive Oil Fill the Buckets At the Market Basketball Tournament Pizza Party Going Golfing Who Teaches What? Batting Practice Walking the Dogs Mountain Climbers Cecily and the Real Estate Agent Bikes and Trikes Saint Ives The Climbing Monk In The Middle Picking Apples Island Race Joe's Burgers Buying Livestock Bugs in the Attic Which Door? Parking Lot Green Eggs and Sand The Tortoise and the Hare Getting Older Good at Math? Palindromic Number Chalk it Up Gloves of a Different Color Pizza Pie A Snail's Pace The Carpenter's Nails Math Tac Toe Speeding Away Fill it Up Shadows A Sailor's Job Frequent Digits Painting Red Squares Wrong Answer Athletes at a Banquet Bride and Groom Two Bicycles and a Pigeon In a Circle Math Test Sweet! Suds Up Tennis Balls Number Fun Piggy Bank Sign and Countersign Burning Fuses Paying for Dinner Horse Race Leap Frog The Price of Fruit Testing 1-2-3 Job Applications Sports Crossing the River Candy! Cupcakes and Trolls Car Sales Brave Sailors Lockers Aunt's Ol' Jalopy Monk Steps The Father of Algebra Three Lawyers and a Hotel Three Brothers on a Farm Macaroni & Cheese The BMX Bike Cell Phone Plans Carnival Candy Berry Pie Coffee Shop Scott's Bike New Dog I Scream for Ice Cream Cartoon Crazy How Much Candy Many of the ideas in these Teasers come from thoughts formed by some of the great mathematical/statistical geniuses in history. To learn more about them and to take a fun quiz to find out which famous mathematician through history most interests you, try our Mathematicians' Quiz. Or if you'd like more Math/Science fun you might want to try... Now with both 4th and 8th grade level questions!