Monarch Math: Solution

If each paper butterfly carried an equal amount of conservation money to Mexico how much would each of the 65,565 butterflies carry?

We sent 65,565 symbolic butterflies to Mexico along with $13,924 for conservation work. To solve: Divide 13,924 by 65,565. This equals 21.23 cents.

Picture This!
Each little paper ambassador symbolically carried with it about a 21¢ contribution on its journey south!

One More Challenge:
Beautiful handmade paper monarchs "migrate" to Mexico each fall and return when the live monarchs head North. How do the weights of the live and paper monarchs compare? >>