Fraction RiddleDate: 09/05/2003 at 10:23:14 From: Joyce (helping my son Kevin who is 10) Subject: fraction puzzle How can 1/2 of 9 be 4? 1/2 of 9 is 4.5 which isn't 4. Date: 09/05/2003 at 10:58:26 From: Doctor Douglas Subject: Re: fraction puzzle Hi Joyce, Thanks for writing to the Math Forum. This is a trick question. Try using Roman numerals and a liberal definition of "half". If you're still having trouble, please write back! - Doctor Douglas, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Date: 09/05/2003 at 13:15:40 From: Joyce Subject: Thank you (fraction puzzle) Thank you for the hint. We figured it out! |
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