Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Story Problem on 4 divided by 2/3

The class was asked to write a story problem that can be answered by calculating 4 divided by 2/3.

This does not count!
What is 4 divided by 2/3? (name withheld to protect the innocent)

This is correct but I was hoping for a context:
How many 2/3 are there in 4?

This is pretty close but I think you meant 2/3 cups
How many servings of 2/3 are there in 4 cups? (Nur Ain)
Several people gave responses like hers.

All you need to do is to the 2/3 the same unit as the 4.
I have four pints of ice-cream for a children's day party. If I serve 2/3 of a pint of ice-cream to each child, how many children can be served?
My first reaction is 2/3 pint - is that a lot?

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