# Immigration and American Life

## Immigration in the United States

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## PROBLEM SOLVING

- 1. There are 550 immigrants traveling from Germany to the United States. There are 235 children and each ticket cost $852.00. There are 315 adults and each ticket cost $1,055.00. What is the total cost for all the immigrants?
- 2. The airplane weighs two tons, the passengers weigh one ton and the luggage weighs five hundred sixty-seven pounds. Once the plane is loaded, what is the total weight?
- 3. Two trains leave New York carrying immigrants at the same time. One traveling north, the other traveling south. The first train travels at 40 miles per hour and the second train travels at 30 miles per hour. How many hours will the trains travel to be 245 miles apart?
- 4. Immigrants travel to different parts of the country once they arrived at Ellis Island. Two adults and four children drove from Ellis Island to Cleveland, Ohio, a distance of 653 miles. Their rest stops, gasoline, and food stops amounted to two hours. What was their rate of speed if the trip took 18 hours?
- 5. Many of the immigrants settled on farm land and they had to drive to town for supplies. One farmer drives to town at 36 miles per hour and returns at 48 miles per hour. If his total driving time is 3 ½ hours, how far is his farm from town?

### Math Activities-Part II

- 1. The Hall family wants to drive from Dallas to Seattle in 5 days. About how many kilometers must they average per day if the trip is 756 miles?
- 2. About how many kilometers per hours must you average to drive from Chicago to Dallas in 20 hours if the trip is 9,000 miles?
- 3. How much farther is it from New York through Chicago to Dallas than from New York through Washington, D.C., and Atlanta to Dallas?
- 4. About how many times as far is it from San Francisco to Denver as it is from Chicago to St. Louis?
- 5. What one-way trip is closer to a round-trip between Atlanta and Tampa?