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Apr 9, 2013, 04:25 PM


5th Grade Math..
A local bakery celebrated its one year anniversary on Saturday. Om that day, every 4th customer received a free cookie. Every 6th customer received a free muffin. On that day, the bakery gave away a total of 29 free cookies. What was the total number of free muffins the bakery gave away on that day? Show or explain your answer.



Entomology Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 04:26 PM


How about you show or explain your answer and someone will tell you if you're right...



Jobs & Parenting Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 04:29 PM


My math teacher told me to always start by drawing a picture.



New Member


Apr 9, 2013, 04:33 PM


If I knew I wouldn't have asked. I am trying to help my son with his homework and I can't seem to figure it out... I was going to do 6 multiple 7 which is equal 30... but I know that's wrong... Math is not my strong suit...



Jobs & Parenting Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by mike1212
If i knew I wouldnt have asked. I am trying to help my son with his homework and i can't seem to figure it out... I was going to do 6 multiple 7 which is equal 30... but i know thats wrong.... Math is not my strong suit...
Draw a picture.
/ = customers
circle / to show cookie.
Put a square around / to show muffin.
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / etc. Circle every 4th one until you have made 29 circles. Then do the square around the muffin customers.



Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 04:42 PM


6 x 7 does not = 30 ;)



New Member


Apr 9, 2013, 04:44 PM


Lol sorry... I'm sorry... its equal 42... lol wow



New Member


Apr 9, 2013, 04:45 PM


Wondergirl, I am confused... I don't know what u are asking me to do.. Can someone please help..?



New Member


Apr 9, 2013, 04:47 PM


So wondergirl , is it 4customers received muffins? But that's equal 24...



Jobs & Parenting Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by mike1212
so wondergirl , is it 4customers received muffins? but thats equal 24...
You said every 4th customer received a cookie. You also said every 6th customer received a muffin. For instance, if there were 12 customers, 2 muffins were given out and 3 cookies were given out, right?



New Member


Apr 9, 2013, 04:53 PM


yess... You are right...
4*7 = 28
6*4 = 24
am I right? 6 goes into 29 , 4x...



Entomology Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 04:53 PM


I apologize. I just figured you were the typical kid that posts their homework and waits for one of us to answer... which is against the rules anyway.
To be honest, I don't know the correct way that this is done. I can come up with an answer but probably not the way the school wants to see it. This is the problem with my daughter and her homework. I can get the answer but with the "new" math, my methods are wrong.
You need to do multiples of 4 and 6... Of course the question doesn't make it clear whether the 12 customer would get a cookie, a muffin, or both... and so on for every number that both 4 and 6 go into.



Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 04:54 PM


6 goes into 29. 4x. But you have a remainder.



Jobs & Parenting Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by mike1212
yess... You are right...
4*7 = 28
6*4 = 24
am i right? 6 goes into 29 , 4x....
It's not 29 customers. It is 29 cookies given away to every 4th customer. That's a lot of customers.



New Member


Apr 9, 2013, 05:02 PM


so its 4th customer multiple by 29cookies = 116
116 divide 6 = 19.3
is it 19?



Jobs & Parenting Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by mike1212
so its 4th customer multiple by 29cookies = 116
116 divide 6 = 19.3
is it 19?
How do you know there weren't 118 customers? Or 120?



New Member


Apr 9, 2013, 05:07 PM


Lol you are confusing me Wondergirl!! Lol is it 19?



Jobs & Parenting Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by mike1212
lol you are confusing me Wondergirl!!! lol is it 19?
Answer my two questions.



New Member


Apr 9, 2013, 05:11 PM


Because 4 multiple by 29 is 116 so its not 118 or 120...



Jobs & Parenting Expert


Apr 9, 2013, 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by mike1212
because 4 multiple by 29 is 116 so its not 118 or 120...
But that doesn't mean116 was the total number of customers.
Why can't the total be 120?


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