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We Love Math: Geometry (part 1)

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Hidden : 10/30/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
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1.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not at the posted coordinates. You must solve the puzzle below to find the geocache. The posted coordinates will take you to the side of a soccer field, which is a great place to play soccer, but there is no cache there.


The people have spoken and requested that future math puzzles are not as challenging. However, other people have spoken that they like the difficulty of the puzzles in the We Love Math series. How to decide what to do…act like an authoritarian and strip all geocachers of their collective geocaching rights and just do what I want, or compromise? It seems to me a bit of compromise makes the most sense J This location is not very noteworthy and replacement options have been spotted in the event of muggling.

Both of my boys love math and so do I. We feel very lucky they are receiving an excellent education from such wonderful teachers. It is so awesome when they can explain math to each other, it is such a powerful way of strengthening their knowledge. I know math can be challenging for students, so I have included the geochecker for the puzzle.


The geocache can be found at the coordinates N 43° KL.MNP W 089°QR.STU


To find each coordinate, you must solve the following ten math problems [yes it is a test, and I know you may not like that, but hey, nobody said you had to go find this geocache, right? ;-) ]. Each problem has ten answers. Each answer has a digit 0-9 associated with it.


Example problem: What is the ones digit of pi?

3 -> use 0

1 -> use 1

4 -> use 2

5 - > use 3

9 -> use 4

2 -> use 5

6 -> use 6

7 -> use 7

0 -> use 8

8 -> use 9


The correct answer is 3, so you would use 0 since that is the matching answer. Please note that the correct answer will usually not match with the digit to place in the puzzle. Are your pencils sharpened? Did you pick up a piece of scratch paper to use? Is your phone a friend ready? Good luck, you can do it….believe in yourself.


The problems can be found in the attached image We Love Math Geometry part 1 problems which can be accessed below or on the images page.


Extra Credit J

I often have students who ask, “When will I ever use this?” For extra credit, include in your log when you have used Geometry in either your job or your life. Writing “I never use math” or any negative comments will be accepted in the log but will not earn you extra credit. I will keep track of an honor roll which will consist of those with finds and extra credit on the We Love Math: Algebra part 1, part 2, and We Love Math: Geometry part 1 caches. JJJ And yes, Commander, I know you are at the head of the class at this time J

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ninvynoyr hcba erdhrfg

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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