In the folktale of Tom Thumb, Tom had a pair of 7-league boots. When he ran wearing the boots, his stride was 7 leagues long. (A stride is the distance from where one foot hits the ground to where the same foot hits the ground again. A league is equal to 3 miles.) How many miles could Tom run in 50 strides?
Remember to think about what is important and not important in this word problem. The explanation of the stride is not important. However, the fact that a league is equal to 3 miles is important!
In your notebook, write out the problem in math form and show your answer. Be prepared to discuss your answer in class.