Not Just an Odd Path

Question

Brenda
start
here↓
José
start
here↓
1 5 2 8 9 4 29 10 12 60
6 7 4 14 15 8 31 37 55 13
3 11 15 19 20 16 18 20 26 32
17 12 14 21 88 39 47 29 43 34
42 30 36 27 33 54 52 48 44 40
91 28 50 46 35 56 5 67 59 69
68 45 72 80 41 64 61 74 62 77
71 65 57 53 49 68 78 84 90 94
83 38 92 32 92 75 57 93 87 96
99 86 25 82 24 70 66 97 22 100
end
Brenda
end
José
  • Brenda and José have found different paths to get through a number maze.
  • Brenda is on the darker shaded path and José is on the path that is shaded lightly.
  • The first 5 boxes have been marked.
  • Even though they know all the numbers, they still get mixed up.

Every step each of them takes must be to a larger number in a box next to, or below, the number they are moving from.

There is one more rule each must follow, but the rule for Brenda's path is different from José's rule.

Find out the rules and get each person to the end.

How many boxes are in each person's path?



Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 2