Baseball Equipment

Mr. Player owns two dozen stores that sell sports equipment. Mr. Player buys sports equipment in large numbers because the cost is less. Mr. Player keeps the sports equipment he buys in a warehouse. It is baseball season and Mr. Player needs to send baseballs, bats, mitts, and helmets to some of his stores.

  • Mr. Player has nine thousand seven hundred sixty-five baseballs to distribute equally to twenty-one of his stores.
  • Mr. Player has five thousand sixteen bats to distribute equally to nineteen of his stores.
  • Mr. Player has six thousand one hundred thirty-two mitts to distribute equally to fourteen of his stores.
  • Mr. Player has nine hundred twelve helmets to equally distribute to twenty-four of his stores.

How many baseballs, bats, mitts, and helmets will each of the stores receive from the warehouse? Show all your mathematical thinking.

More Accessible Version

Mr. Player owns twenty-one stores that sell sports equipment. Mr. Player buys sports equipment in large numbers because the cost is less. Mr. Player keeps the sports equipment he buys in a warehouse. It is baseball season and Mr. Player needs to send baseballs, bats, and mitts to some of his stores.

  • Mr. Player has five thousand seven hundred seventy-five baseballs to distribute equally to twenty-one of his stores.
  • Mr. Player has two thousand fourteen bats to distribute equally to nineteen of his stores.
  • Mr. Player has three thousand two hundred sixty-two mitts to distribute equally to fourteen of his stores.

How many baseballs, bats, and mitts will each of the stores receive from the warehouse? Show all your mathematical thinking.

More Challenging Version

Mr. Player owns two dozen stores that sell sports equipment. Mr. Player buys sports equipment in large numbers because the cost is less. Mr. Player keeps the sports equipment he buys in a warehouse. It is baseball season and Mr. Player needs to send baseballs, bats, mitts, and helmets to some of his stores.

  • Mr. Player has nine thousand seven hundred sixty-five baseballs to distribute equally to twenty-one of his stores.
  • Mr. Player has five thousand sixteen bats to distribute equally to nineteen of his stores.
  • Mr. Player has six thousand one hundred thirty-two mitts to distribute equally to fourteen of his stores.
  • Mr. Player has nine hundred twelve helmets to equally distribute to twenty-four of his stores.

How many baseballs, bats, mitts, and helmets will each of the stores receive from the warehouse? Mr. Player also wants to order patches that celebrate the end of this year's baseball season. The patches have a date on them so they cannot be sold next year. Therefore, Mr. Player does not want to order too many or he will have leftovers he cannot sell. Last year, the twenty-four stores sold about eighty patches each. Mr. Player decides to order the same number of patches again this year. Mr. Player buys each patch for one dollar and sells them for one dollar and eighty-five cents each. How much will Mr. Player make if he sells all of the patches? Show all your mathematical thinking.

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