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Using the fractions 2/3, 1/3, 1/6, 1/2, 5/6, and the whole number 1, arrange the...

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eyonnti | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 30, 2009 at 8:30 AM via web

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Using the fractions 2/3, 1/3, 1/6, 1/2, 5/6, and the whole number 1, arrange the fractions to have a sum of 2 on each side.  Use each fraction once.

draw the triangle with 6 circles to represent each fraction

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted April 30, 2009 at 10:16 AM (Answer #1)

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You must have left out a fraction.  What you have given adds up to a total of 3 1/2, not 4.

2/3 + 1/3 = 1

1/6 + 5/6 = 1

1            = 1

1/2

With these fractions, it is impossible to solve the problem.

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stoney3267 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 1, 2009 at 4:46 AM (Answer #2)

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I don't think that you have explained the question well enough. Where does the triangle fit in? What do you mean by "draw the triangle with 6 circles to represent each fraction"?

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