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Math problem that had me confuse. Answer??????

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:22 PM
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Ron has 6 blocks, he has 1 more than Margo. How many do they have in all? Now I know more than means + but don't you have to figure out how many Margo has first?
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:22 PM
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MaineMammax2
by Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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Unless I'm missing something I believe the total is 11. Margo has 1 less than 6 totaling 5. 6+5=11.
quickbooksworm
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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She has 5 blocks because he has one more. They have 11 in all.
kaylasmom22
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:27 PM
Maybe because English is not my first language so I'm translating it in my head and I'm not understanding but I got a different answer than the teacher.
JayTee80
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Margo has 5, and they have 11 together. 

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:28 PM

 The answer is 11 blocks in all.  Ron has 6 which is 1 more than Margot's 5 blocks, so together they have 11 blocks.  Easy peasy!

kaylasmom22
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:28 PM
That's exactly what I got, but the teacher said 6+7= 13.

Quoting MaineMammax2: Unless I'm missing something I believe the total is 11. Margo has 1 less than 6 totaling 5. 6+5=11.
steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:28 PM

 What answer did the teacher get and what answer did you get?

Quoting kaylasmom22: Maybe because English is not my first language so I'm translating it in my head and I'm not understanding but I got a different answer than the teacher.

 

kaylasmom22
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM
I was in class thinking "am I missing something" I didn't correct her because I thought I missed something in the problem. I feel so much better lol

Quoting steelcrazy:

 The answer is 11 blocks in all.  Ron has 6 which is 1 more than Margot's 5 blocks, so together they have 11 blocks.  Easy peasy!

JC2223
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Ron has 1 more than Margo, which means Margo has 5, while Ron has 6...add them together and you get 11.

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM

That's definitely part of the issue. 

Comparison words work differently in different languages. 

Ron has one more than Margo so she has five. 

They have 11 in all. 

What answer did you get?

Quoting kaylasmom22: Maybe because English is not my first language so I'm translating it in my head and I'm not understanding but I got a different answer than the teacher.


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