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Veterans' Day: A Tribute to Our Veterans

NAME ________________________________

  1. Veterans' Day was first proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson (then called Armistice Day) on November 11, 1919, to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of World War I. How many years ago is that? Through which decades have we been celebrating?

  2. Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in November of 1954. How many months ago is that?

  3. Our flag has 13 stripes of alternating colors. If there are 50 flags in our school, how many red stripes are there? How many white stripes? How many stars?

  4. How many total veterans participated in all of the U.S. wars since the Revolutionary War? How many deaths in service? Make a ratio of deaths to participants. Use the fraction to decimal key on your calculator to help find the % of servicemen who died for our freedom.

  5. If the length of a flag is 18 inches and the width is 12 inches, what is the area? (Remember that Area = length X width.) What is the perimeter? Suppose we double each of the measurements. Will the area be doubled? Will the perimeter?

  6. Suppose there are 12,400,000 tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery. Write this in scientific notation.

  7. There are 3 parades on Cable TV in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, and 4 at night. How many different combinations of parades can Luca watch?

  8. There was a party at the VFW to celebrate Veterans' Day. They charged $10 a piece to get in. The expenses were $575. How many people had to participate to break even? How many would have to come to make a profit of $500?

  9. There were about 4 times as many participants in World War II as World War I. What fraction would represent World War I participants to World War II participants?

  10. During the Civil War, which side had the largest % of deaths? Remember—you need to make a ratio of deaths to participants and use the fraction to decimal key on your calculator.

You will need to use this URL (America's Wars Fact Sheet) to get the statistics used in these problems:
http://www.va.gov/pressrel/amwars01.htm

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