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by jgpix
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Algebra
Topic: Little Jack Horner's pie contains 17 raspberries, 3 peach...
Replies: 3
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Re: Little Jack Horner's pie contains 17 raspberries, 3 peac

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. ???
by jgpix
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Beginning Algebra
Topic: Little Jack Horner's pie contains 17 raspberries, 3 peach...
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Little Jack Horner's pie contains 17 raspberries, 3 peach...

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...
by jgpix
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Beginning Algebra
Topic: 5th grade "high math"
Replies: 5
Views: 2961

Re: 5th grade "high math"

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?
by jgpix
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Beginning Algebra
Topic: 5th grade "high math"
Replies: 5
Views: 2961

Re: 5th grade "high math"

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?
by jgpix
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Beginning Algebra
Topic: 5th grade "high math"
Replies: 5
Views: 2961

5th grade "high math"

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...

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