[Numeracy 622] Re: Help with explanation of a problem

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Mary Rack mrack at jccc.edu
Thu Dec 2 15:03:23 EST 2010

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.


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?

Any thoughts?

Brooke Istas
LINCS Math and Numeracy List Moderator

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