# Brain Teaser Saturday with i-Math

Calling all math whizzes and curious minds! It’s Brain Teaser Saturday with i-Math, and we’re here to tickle your brain with a fun and challenging math puzzle.

This week’s brain teaser is designed to test your **logical reasoning and multiplication skills**. Are you ready? Here’s the problem:

**Farmer John has a rectangular apple orchard. There are 6 rows of apple trees, and each row has 8 trees. If every tree bears 12 delicious apples, how many apples does Farmer John have in total?**

**Take a moment to think about the problem.**

**Here are some tips to help you solve it:**

- Can you break the problem down into smaller steps?
- What multiplication facts do you know that can be helpful?
- Is there a visual way to represent the problem, like drawing a grid?

**Now, let’s reveal the solution!**

**Solution:**

- To find the total number of trees in the orchard, we can multiply the number of rows by the number of trees per row: 6 rows * 8 trees/row = 48 trees
- Now, we need to find the total number of apples. We can multiply the number of trees by the number of apples each tree bears: 48 trees * 12 apples/tree = 576 apples

**Therefore, Farmer John has a whopping 576 apples in his orchard!**

**Did you get the correct answer?** Whether you did or not, don’t worry! The most important thing is to have fun challenging yourself and exercising your brain muscles.

**Here are some additional ways to extend the challenge:**

- Can you figure out how many apples Farmer John would have if each tree had 15 apples instead?
- What if he planted 2 more rows of trees? How many apples would he have then?
- Can you create your own word problem based on this scenario?

**Stay tuned for next week’s Brain Teaser Saturday with i-Math! We’ll bring you another exciting challenge to sharpen your math skills and keep your mind active. Remember, math can be fun, so keep practicing and exploring!**