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    Math -fraction

    Question:
    Megan makes some pins to sell to raise money for a local hospital. Megan makes the pins in the same shape and size as the green, blue, red, and yellow pattern blocks. Megan decides that the green pattern blocks pin shape has a fractional value of one-half. Megan decides to sell the green pattern block pin shape for 5 cents. What is the fractional value and the fair price for the other pattern block pin shapes?
    My work:
    The pins colors are G,B,R,Y. Half of the pins she made were Green. So that means blue, red and yellow should make up the other half. So each of the b, r, and y should sell for 5 cents each.
    For example, If she made 6 Green pins, she has blue, red and yellow pins 2 each - one possibility. This would give the green a fractional value of one-half. And if those green one as sold for 5cents each, the others should be sold for 5 cents each.
    I am not sure of my answer. Please help.
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    Re: Math -fraction

    If that problem was made up by your teacher worded the same as you posted,
    then your teacher should be fired...and get a job at McDonald's flipping burgers!
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    Re: Math -fraction

    Quote Originally Posted by wanttolearn View Post
    Question:
    Megan makes some pins to sell to raise money for a local hospital. Megan makes the pins in the same shape and size as the green, blue, red, and yellow pattern blocks. Megan decides that the green pattern blocks pin shape has a fractional value of one-half. Megan decides to sell the green pattern block pin shape for 5 cents. What is the fractional value and the fair price for the other pattern block pin shapes?
    My work:
    The pins colors are G,B,R,Y. Half of the pins she made were Green.
    So by "Megan decides that the green pattern blocks has a fractional value of one-half" means that 1/2 of all the pins are green? That wasn't clear!

    So that means blue, red and yellow should make up the other half. So each of the b, r, and y should sell for 5 cents each.
    For example, If she made 6 Green pins, she has blue, red and yellow pins 2 each - one possibility. This would give the green a fractional value of one-half. And if those green one as sold for 5cents each, the others should be sold for 5 cents each.
    I am not sure of my answer. Please help.
    Okay, now I am confused again! "fractional value of one-half" does not mean half of the buttons are green. The "value", the amount of money each green pin is to be sold for, is 1/2 of what?? How does that tell you that if the green pins are sold for 5 cents each, the other pins must be sold for the same amount?
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