Answers to the Tricky Valentine’s Math Problems

 1. How Many Hugs?
Figure out a formula (or algorithm) that will calculate the following problem: Your mom gives you on hug on February 1st, 2 hugs on the 2nd, 3 hugs on the 3rd and so on. How many hugs will you have received in all of the month of February?  406

2. How Many Kisses?
You want to give your mom one kiss on February 1st, 2 kisses on the 2nd, 4 kisses on the 3rd, 8 kisses on the 4th, and keep doubling for the month of February. How many kisses will you need to give her? 268435455

3. How many Valentine’s are exchanged in a class of 20 if each students gives Valentine’s to everyone in the class?  380

4. The florist sells 150 bouquets of flowers. Each bouquet has a dozen roses. Five bouquets were returned because the flowers had ants. How many flowers were sold in all? 1740

5. February 14th is Valentine’s day. How many ways can you add up two numbers to make 14? (What about if you use negative numbers or fractions?)

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