Train on the Track

Solution

empty train with colors written in boxes.

The colored train will look like this:

Train with correct cars colored in order: black, red, yellow, blue, and green.

Explanation

1. The man is in the first car. This must be the first car. It is black.

Train with first car colored black.

2. The third car is yellow. Count:

first
1st
second
2nd
third
3rd
fourth
4th
fifth
5th
Train with third car colored yellow.

3. The car just before the yellow car is red.

Train with first car colored black, third car colored yellow and second car colored red.

4. The fifth car is green.

first
1st
second
2nd
third
3rd
fourth
4th
fifth
5th
Train with first car colored black, third car colored yellow, second car colored red and fifth car colored green.

5. It is just after the blue car.

first
1st
second
2nd
third
3rd
fourth
4th
fifth
5th
Train with first car colored black, second car colored red, third car colored yellow, fourth car colored blue, and fifth car colored green.
This must
be the
blue car.


Houghton Mifflin Math Grade K