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    sharrow robertson
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    Thirty-six elves were working very late on December 23, so they decided to have a late nite snack Aunt Bee's fabulous fruit pies. They sliced each pie into 6 slices and each elf ate 4 slices. How much did the snack cost? Each pie cost $2.89 each.

    2.89
    x36
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharrow robertson View Post
    Thirty-six elves were working very late on December 23, so they decided to have a late nite snack Aunt Bee's fabulous fruit pies. They sliced each pie into 6 slices and each elf ate 4 slices. How much did the snack cost? Each pie cost $2.89 each.

    2.89
    x36
    Ok, each elf ate four slices of pie -- so how many slices did they eat in total?
    4*36=144
    So how many pies total is that if each pie was divided into six slices?
    144/6=24
    And if each pie costs $2.89 then the total cost is:
    24*\$2.89=\$69.36
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    my 10 year old daughter has this wording problem;

    A square bulletin board is 24 inches on each side. if there is a
    picture of a soccer ball every 8 inches along the edge, including one in
    each corner, how many soccer balls are on the bulletin board?

    please also show a chart with the soccerball.
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    [quote=JackieMac;35278]
    Quote Originally Posted by sharrow robertson View Post


    my 10 year old daughter has this wording problem;

    A square bulletin board is 24 inches on each side. if there is a
    picture of a soccer ball every 8 inches along the edge, including one in
    each corner, how many soccer balls are on the bulletin board?

    please also show a chart with the soccerball.
    Don't post new questions into unrelated existing threads, create a new thread for them.

    As far as I can tell the board looks like the figure in the attachment,
    so there are 12 balls.

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