- Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:08 pm
- Forum: Beginning Algebra
- Topic: Little Jack Horner's pie contains 17 raspberries, 3 peach...
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Well now you have got me thinking: Are they asking if you need to pull out two of the same piece on the same pick? Or just keep picking until you have 2 of the same piece outside of the pie. ???

- Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:51 am
- Forum: Beginning Algebra
- Topic: Little Jack Horner's pie contains 17 raspberries, 3 peach...
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Little Jack Horner's pie contains 17 raspberries, 3 peach slices, 28 apple slices, 4 pear slices, 89 raisins, 67 cherries, 2 plums. How many times will he have to stick his thumb into the pie before he is sure to pull out two pieces of the same fruit? I don't know where to begin to solve this. Pleas...

- Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:54 pm
- Forum: Beginning Algebra
- Topic: 5th grade "high math"
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Well here is the real question here: is there a formula or equation you can plug these numbers into, or is it just a matter of trial and error until you get it?

- Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:55 pm
- Forum: Beginning Algebra
- Topic: 5th grade "high math"
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I forgot to include one critical piece of this problem:

She smashes 26 items.

What combination of items does she need in order to break the high score?

She smashes 26 items.

What combination of items does she need in order to break the high score?

- Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:37 am
- Forum: Beginning Algebra
- Topic: 5th grade "high math"
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Hi all, My 5 th grader was given a packet of challenging word problems. I have not done this stuff in so long that I don't even know where to begin. I want to understand how this works. I need the process. The basic idea of the word problem is this: Suzie wants to break the high score of the game wh...