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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.
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:26 PM
    How about you show or explain your answer and someone will tell you if you're right...
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:29 PM
    My math teacher told me to always start by drawing a picture.
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    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...
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:41 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mike1212 View Post
    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.
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:42 PM
    6 x 7 does not = 30 ;)
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:44 PM
    Lol sorry... I'm sorry... its equal 42... lol wow
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    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..?
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:47 PM
    So wondergirl , is it 4customers received muffins? But that's equal 24...
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:50 PM
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    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?
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:53 PM
    yess... You are right...

    4*7 = 28
    6*4 = 24

    am I right? 6 goes into 29 , 4x...
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    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.
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:54 PM
    6 goes into 29. 4x. But you have a remainder.
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    Apr 9, 2013, 04:56 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mike1212 View Post
    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.
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    Apr 9, 2013, 05:02 PM
    so its 4th customer multiple by 29cookies = 116

    116 divide 6 = 19.3

    is it 19?
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    Apr 9, 2013, 05:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mike1212 View Post
    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?
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    Apr 9, 2013, 05:07 PM
    Lol you are confusing me Wondergirl!! Lol is it 19?
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    Apr 9, 2013, 05:07 PM
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    lol you are confusing me Wondergirl!!! lol is it 19?
    Answer my two questions.
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    Apr 9, 2013, 05:11 PM
    Because 4 multiple by 29 is 116 so its not 118 or 120...
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    Apr 9, 2013, 05:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mike1212 View Post
    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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