## Maths English

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### Maths English

When the sentence is as follows:

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.
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I take it as 4.

EN
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I take it as 4 too.

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### Re: Maths English

ks2me wrote:When the sentence is as follows:

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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Thanks EN, kiasimum.

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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I think 6.

kiasimom
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I agree with kiasimom--6

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

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### Re: Maths English

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

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.
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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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