Problem SumsDate: 5/31/96 at 12:31:18 From: Anonymous Subject: problem sums May has 20 sweets. John has 36 more than May while Peter has 20 less than May. If they give half of their sweets to Mary, how many sweets will Mary have? Date: 5/31/96 at 19:14:16 From: Doctor Anthony Subject: Re: Problem Sums List the information in a table. May 20 sweets John 56 sweets (36 more than May has) Peter 0 sweets (20 less than May has) Half of May's sweets = 10 Half of John's sweets = 28 Half of Peter's sweets = 0 Total of these is 38, so Mary has 38 sweets. -Doctor Anthony, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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