Can we share 5 apples with 6 childrens, so the apples to be cut at most in 3 equal parts ?

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mathappeal | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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Let's start with a number of apples that can easily be divide for six children:  3.  Cut each of those 3 apples in half and give one piece to each of the 6 kids.  With the two apples that are left, cut each of them into three pieces, and give each child one of those six pieces.  Voila!

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cassandrakate | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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5 apples times 3 (the 3 equal parts) = 15
15/6 = 2.5

so if the apples can only be cut in thirds, then no.
but otherwise yes. hope it helps :)

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