## Up, Up, and Away!

What do you notice in the story below? What are you wondering about? Leave a comment to tell us your thoughts!

A circus clown has 16 balloons. One half of the balloons are red. Half of the remaining balloons are blue. The rest are yellow.

I noticed that the clown has 16 balloons and 1/2 of the balloons are red and the other half are blue and the remaining are yellow. This problem does not make sense to me unless im not reading it correctly. I’m wondering how you can have two halfs and then some left over. Two halfs make a whole, so I’m not sure where the extra yellow balloons are coming from. Unless they meant to say the number of red and blue are equal then the rest are yellow, this would make more sense.

Well, since the title is Up, Up, and Away! and the clown seems to be being pulled up, I wonder about their pulling-up power. It’s like the film Up isn’t it. How big would they have to be to really do that?

it has 16 balloons.

Half is red: 16/2=8 red

Half of the rest is blue: 16/4=4 blue

Rest is yellow: 16-8-4=4 yellow

Total =16

red=8

blue=4

yellow=4

Blue and yellow make green- perhaps the green is made by the yellow balloons being in front of the blue