[Numeracy 623] Re: Help with explanation of a problem

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tjdclaire at cox.net tjdclaire at cox.net
Sat Dec 4 00:51:44 EST 2010


I agree...makes no sense.
Now, if it had said: X when two more THAN SEVEN TIMES this number equals 44....
That would be X=6
Definitely some kind of omission or typo there.
Claire

---- Mary Rack <mrack at jccc.edu> wrote:

> Makes no sense to me, either!

>

> Any variation I try to come up with (using 6, "2 more" and 44) is rather convoluted.

>

> Could substitute something like "product when this # is multiplied by 2 more than itself is 48", perhaps.

>

> Mary

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> From: numeracy-bounces at lincs.ed.gov [mailto:numeracy-bounces at lincs.ed.gov] On Behalf Of Istas, Brooke

> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:40 AM

> To: numeracy at lincs.ed.gov

> Subject: [Numeracy 620] Help with explanation of a problem

>

> Hello All!

>

> An adult education instructor came to me with a question she couldn't figure out. She was playing a math game in the class similar to Jeopardy so the answers need to be in the form of questions. I find myself perplexed and I think there might be a typo or something. Therefore, we need some help from the field. Below is the problem:

>

> Problem: X when two or more than this number is 44.

> Answer: What is the number 6?

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> Any thoughts?

>

> Brooke Istas

> LINCS Math and Numeracy List Moderator

>

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