Word Problem Using Whole Numbers
Date: 5/25/96 at 23:28:29 From: Anonymous Subject: Word Problem Using Whole Numbers If someone went to the store and bought 20 fish for $45, how many Angel fish did she buy if the Angel fish cost $3 and the Neon fish cost $2? I am totally stumped. I have no idea what to do.
Date: 5/28/96 at 0:27:40 From: Doctor Ken Subject: Re: Word Problem Using Whole Numbers Hello! The key point here is that the person asking the question probably means that the number of Angel fish and the number of Neon fish bought will both have to be whole numbers. The fish-buyer didn't buy, for instance, half of an Angel fish and 19 1/2 Neon fish. Now can you do anything on the problem? Good luck! -Doctor Ken, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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