Sample Penguin Word Problems Worksheet
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Penguins

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 1 The Galapagos penguin molts (sheds its feathers) two times each year. The average length of time a molt takes for a Galapagos penguin is thirteen days. How many days per year is the Galapagos penguin not molting? (Assume a non-leap year)
 2 The Chinstrap penguin has a thin black band cutting across its white chin. There are about 7 million pairs of Chinstrap penguins living around Antarctica. It is very cold in the Antarctic region. If it was negative thirty-three degrees Fahrenheit at 9 a.m. morning and negative three degrees Fahrenheit at noon, how much warmer was it at noon than at 9 a.m.?
 3 Penguins have more feathers than most other birds, about seventy-two feathers per square inch. How many feathers would a penguin have on a feathered area of its body that measured three inches by two inches?
 4 Scientists estimate there are one hundred thirty-four thousand breeding pairs of emperor penguins and six million, five hundred thousand breeding pairs of chinstrap penguins. How many more breeding pairs of chinstrap penguins than emperor penguins are there?
 5 The maximum walking speed for an Adelie penguin is two and five tenths miles per hour. At that speed, how far could an Adelie penguin walk in thirty-three minutes? (Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a mile)
 6 The emperor penguin is the largest of all living penguins, standing 3.8 feet and weighing 60-90 pounds. The smallest is the fairy penguin, standing just seventeen inches and weighing about 2.2 pounds. How much taller is the emperor penguin than the fairy penguin? (Round your answer to the nearest inch)