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Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:03 pm

When the sentence is as follows:

John buys a cake.
John shares the cake equally with 3 friends.

Question:
1. Do you include John inside as total 4 persons sharing the cake or do you just take it as 3 persons sharing the cake?

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Postby EN » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:40 pm

I take it as 4.

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Postby kiasimom » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:42 pm

I take it as 4 too.

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Re: Maths English

Postby Andaiz » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:41 pm

ks2me wrote:When the sentence is as follows:

John buys a cake.
John shares the cake equally with 3 friends.

Question:
1. Do you include John inside as total 4 persons sharing the cake or do you just take it as 3 persons sharing the cake?

Thanks.


4 coz he shares it with his friends. My DD1's teacher showed us the "trick" when we went to meet her at PTC in Nov. Common error for kids, it seems.

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Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:45 pm

Thanks EN, kiasimum.

How about this?

Andy has 24 xmas candy canes.
He shares them equally with his 3 friends.

Circle the number of candy canes each of his friends would get.

O O O O O O O O O O O O

O O O O O O O O O O O O

Each of his friends would get _____ candy canes.

So should it be 6 or 8?

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Postby kiasimom » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:47 pm

I think 6.

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Postby csb » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:32 pm

I agree with kiasimom--6

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Postby Andaiz » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:33 pm

6 for me too...reason per above post. :wink:

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Re: Maths English

Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:36 pm

Andaiz wrote:
ks2me wrote:When the sentence is as follows:

John buys a cake.
John shares the cake equally with 3 friends.

Question:
1. Do you include John inside as total 4 persons sharing the cake or do you just take it as 3 persons sharing the cake?

Thanks.


4 coz he shares it with his friends. My DD1's teacher showed us the "trick" when we went to meet her at PTC in Nov. Common error for kids, it seems.


Sorry I missed this post Andaiz, thanks for explaining. :D
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Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:38 pm

So this is a good example of a TRICKY question I suppose.

When a diagram is provided, it tends to lead to the answer directly but in this case, it seems that there will be 4 groups resulting in 6 in each of the group and the answer wanted is for each of the 3 friends.
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