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Beaver Computing Challenge Sample Problems

The BCC exposes students to a new subject and way of thinking so there isn't a need to prepare for the challenge. However, you can get a feel for the style of the problems by viewing these five sample questions from a variety of grade levels.


Boxes are shown below. Each box is labeled with its mass in kilograms.

Animal shaped with nuts needs to be identified

Xena the delivery beaver fills out a form to order boxes. For example, to order boxes totaling exactly 9 kilograms, she fills out the form as follows:

16 8 4 2 1

How many check marks should she put on the form to order boxes totaling exactly 22 kilograms?