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Re: Fractions
Posted:
Aug 9, 1995 8:05 PM


This tests my reasoning ability too early in the morning but, nevertheless, I'll be foolish and put the (metaphorical) pen to paper. If one has a unit "something" which is already segmented into five segments of which I wish to act on three. Taking these three segments I wish to find fivetwelfths (goodness only knows why) of them. I guess that I would further mark each of the three segments separating them into four parts giving twelve in all. Now for the tricky bit: I would need to further mark five of these twelfths of threefifths in order to get a solution. Upon reflecting upon the unit something I would (should?) see that my fivetwelfths of threefifths is onequarter of the unit I had to begin with. Feeling confused? Regards (rather sheepishly) K.
Kevin J. Maguire School of Education Telephone: 61 3 9479 2080 La Trobe University Melbourne Victoria



