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Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:19:28 GMTHi,

Ok, I'm trying to help my daughter with her math... we have this poorly written question (imo), and I can figure out the answer, but not the math problem... not the calculation I guess you'd say.

Here it is:

"After Mike picked 6 figs, he wanted to share them with his fellow classmates. If Mike wants to give 3/4 of a fig to each of his classmates, then how many classmates will get some fig."

You would assume that a classmate would be a whole number, but apparently not. I can do this in my head by figuring that if 6 get 3/4 each, that leaves 6/4 remaining, so add 6 + 1 1/2 for the answer. 7 and a half. I do feel bad for the half a classmate.

Is there a better way than that to tackle this question though, or is subtracting the fraction from the whole and then multiplying the answer to that, then adding the number together, the best way to go about it?

Thanks,

Chris
]]>Pre-Algebrachristopheranhttps://www.freemathhelp.com/forum/threads/113771-word-question-quot-After-Mike-picked-6-figs-he-wanted-to-share-them-w-quottwo questions about: Let x,y,z be distinct, non-zero, one-digit numbers.
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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:07:14 GMTThis simple problem is from a series of review problems:
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...This simple problem is from a series of review problems: problem.jpg

Question 1) Where did the author get the 4? The two largest numbers are 5 and 7 and the difference can only be 2 or -2.

Question 2) Is there a way to solve this problem using algebra? Or is that even expected here?

]]>Pre-Algebraallegansveritatemhttps://www.freemathhelp.com/forum/threads/113655-two-questions-about-Let-x-y-z-be-distinct-non-zero-one-digit-numbersWhy does (-1)^(-6/7) give me an error in my calculator?
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Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:00:52 GMTAny comments are appreciated. Thank youAny comments are appreciated. Thank you
]]>Pre-Algebraaliveandwellhttps://www.freemathhelp.com/forum/threads/113515-Why-does-(-1)-(-6-7)-give-me-an-error-in-my-calculatorLearning Math Problems - Fractions
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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:59:55 GMTI have been stumped on this problem for 2 days, I figured how they have A) 48 Hrs as answer 1. stuck on how 240 miles comes into a answer?
*Here...I have been stumped on this problem for 2 days, I figured how they have A) 48 Hrs as answer 1. stuck on how 240 miles comes into a answer?

Here is the question.
Bonita Traveled 108 Miles in 2 1/4 hours

Write a question about the facts if the answer is:

A) 48 Miles
B) 240 Miles

please help!

For A- my question stated “ how many miles did Bonita travel in 1 hour? “
This means they divide and figure the answer to 48.
]]>Pre-Algebrarakell82https://www.freemathhelp.com/forum/threads/113460-Learning-Math-Problems-Fractions<![CDATA[Pre-Algebra: "The area of a triangle is 144 square miles. The height is 8 square ..."]]>
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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:15:01 GMTMy daughter recently took a math test and the following question was marked incorrect. Please answer and explain. Thank you.
The area of a...My daughter recently took a math test and the following question was marked incorrect. Please answer and explain. Thank you.

The area of a triangle is 144 square miles. The height is 8 square miles. Find the length of the base. a. 138 b. 36 c. 18 d. 0
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