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    Dispute Over Wording In A Question

    My aunt and I were recently taking the same math test, and the following question came up. We got different answers on it, and while the key agreed with her answer I feel that mine was right due to the wording of the question. So my question to you, is solve this problem.

    "What fraction of 56 is 21?"
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    He is just so sure his answer was right, I can't wait to see the replies to this.
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    Hello, hable!

    There's nothing wrong with the wording.


    What fraction of 56 is 21 ?
    . . . . . . - - . . . . .
    . . . . . . F . . .x .56 = 21


    We have: .56F .= .21 . . F .= .21/56 .= .3/8

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    That's what I got. Thank you.
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