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5th grade math question. #7426727
12/09/21 08:10 PM
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The Boy has a question on his home work that I can't seem to wrap my head around. So I will pose it to the best minds on the world wide web.

Write a word problem for 4 divided by 1/3.

Yup that's it. Sounds easy but we can't seem to word a question that makes sense and that equals 12.


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426731
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Equals 12? You lost me with that....


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426739
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4 1/3 = 12

The Boy corrected me on that and now I'm lost too

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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426742
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Originally Posted by Trap Setter
The Boy has a question on his home work that I can't seem to wrap my head around. So I will pose it to the best minds on the world wide web.

Write a word problem for 4 divided by 1/3.

Yup that's it. Sounds easy but we can't seem to word a question that makes sense and that equals 12.

Simple,,,,"What is Joe Bidens IQ?" grin


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426743
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Four pizzas, cut each one into thirds. How many pieces are there?


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426748
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Ok that works duh


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426753
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1/3 = .33333333

(4) divided by (.33333333) = 12

Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426756
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I get it now. I was thinking 1/3 of 4.


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426759
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Joes class is 1/3 girls, if joes class 4 girls, how big is joes class?


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426763
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No one should worry- sooner or later all the "A" students end up working for the "C" students anyway grin

Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426771
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i love when my youngest son who is now a engineer and understands calculus.... was second grade and we were sweating the fractions..... i cut the pies one more time and then asked if hed rather have the 3rds or fourths.... he hung his head and said id rather have them both !!! lol math class was over !! he won !


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426772
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4/1 X 3/1 is 12/1 is how i learned to do it


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426820
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Thanks everyone! Trapperman for the win.


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: 8117 Steve R] #7426833
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Originally Posted by 8117 Steve R
Four pizzas, cut each one into thirds. How many pieces are there?
I love it.

Simple

Easy to visualize

A great teaching "tool"


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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426857
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Originally Posted by Trap Setter
The Boy has a question on his home work that I can't seem to wrap my head around. So I will pose it to the best minds on the world wide web.

Write a word problem for 4 divided by 1/3.

Yup that's it. Sounds easy but we can't seem to word a question that makes sense and that equals 12.



you and your 3 buddies are sitting around the table playing a crib , Donny brought a 12er so everyone got 3 cans , before Donny could even crack one open his old lady was screaming at him from da cell , he had to run so we divided up his cans and then we each had 4 a third of a 12er each

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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426907
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When dividing fractions into another number, invert the fraction and multiply as Danny has done.

Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7426971
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"divided by 1/3" is the same as "multiplied by 3".

Flip the fraction and "divided" becomes "multiplied" and "multiplied" becomes "divided".



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Re: 5th grade math question. [Re: Trap Setter] #7427003
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It's stuff like this that caused me to behave so badly in 7th Grade I got kicked out of St. Mary's Elementary. Mr. McCurdy and Sister Hildegarde came to my parents and said..."We think Raymond would do better in Public School next year."

None of it was my fault, of course.

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Originally Posted by maintenanceguy
"divided by 1/3" is the same as "multiplied by 3".

Flip the fraction and "divided" becomes "multiplied" and "multiplied" becomes "divided".



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