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# anyone good at math? I am HORRIBLE and need help right now lol

Posted by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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I have to solve these. I am horrible at math and even more so at story problems. help?!

Joe bought a bag of oranges on Monday, and ate a third of them. On Tuesday he ate half of the remaining oranges. On Wednesday he looked in the bag to find he only had two oranges left. How many oranges were originally in the bag? (Your answer should be a number between 1 and 10, which can be written as a word or a numeral)

and

If you take away half a dozen apples, and then return 3 of them to the original dozen, how many of the original dozen remain?

by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:52 PM

BUMP!

by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:54 PM

six

by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:54 PM
The answer to the second one is 9. If you take away half of a dozen, that's 6. Then add 3 again and that's 9. Right?
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by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Quoting malissaL:

six

for both?

by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM

i'll have to think about the 2nd one lol

by Gold Member on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Math isn't my best subject either, but I came up with 6 & 9.
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by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:56 PM

yeah..i'm thinking so

Quoting aka_speezolove:

Quoting malissaL:

six

for both?

Its my body and I'll do what I want to.

by Gold Member on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:56 PM

The second one is definitely 9

by on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Ugh. I am so horrible at math lol.

Its kind of funny because it should be in my genes, my father went to college to be a high school math teacher lol

by Gold Member on Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM

the first is 6