Edge City by Terry and Patty LaBan for March 12, 2019

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    AlondraRachellaLabute  over 4 years ago

    What a ridiculous question. They’re designed to drive you straight up the wall.

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    Eric Sobocinski Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Joe has 13 1/3 gumballs? How do you get 1/3 of a gumball, and why would you keep it?

    The teacher takes away 15 from Jack and 3 1/3 from Joe, so I guess Joe doesn’t need to worry about it anymore, but still….

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    Back to Big Mike  over 4 years ago

    I’m thinking it’s 38.33 total taken by the teacher. 35 from Jack and 3.33 from Joe. Now they all have 10.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 4 years ago

    what do I have to do to get free gumballs?

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    Kroykali  over 4 years ago

    Just put down “All of them”.

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    serial232  over 4 years ago

    The answer is one. That is assuming that there is only 3 children in the class, the assumption based upon only three children mentioned. However, even if there were the average of twenty children in the class, the answer would still be one. 61 minus 1 equals 60, each of the 3 mentioned children would have 20, if there were 20 children in the class, each child would have 3. You’d round down on Joe’s.

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    Diat60  over 4 years ago

    Believe me, I am NO mathematician. However. Dot has 20 gumballs. Jack has 40. Joe has 1/3 or 13 and 1/3. Good so far? Dot gives Jack half, she now has 10 and he has 50. He chews 25, leaving him 25. Right? So, we have amounts of 10, 25 and 13 and 1/3. So the lowest amount is 10, which would mean taking 15 from Jack and 3 and 1/3 from Joe. Or 18 and 1/3 altogether. Am I wrong? OR, does the teacher take away ALL their gumballs and redistribute them? But I still can’t get away from that 1/3 gumball.

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    Spock  over 4 years ago

    Come on, Len, that’s a task for a 2nd-grader! How old is Colin?

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    scyphi26  over 4 years ago

    Ugh…math. Yeah, no, you two are on your own now. Peace out!

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    InquireWithin  over 4 years ago

    You may still go to Harvard, you’ll just have to pay for a ringer to take your admissions exams like these folks did: https://abcnews.go.com/US/hollywood-actors-ceos-charged-nationwide-college-admissions-cheating/story?id=61627873

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    Auntie Socialist  over 4 years ago

    The real question is how many gumballs will the teacher need to take away from everybody for them all to stop comparing gumballs and get back to working on the lesson?

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    Saucy1121 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Since when is ANY gum allowed in the class? Certainly wasn’t in the dark ages when I was in Elementary School.

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    oakie817  over 4 years ago

    if that was a question on my test back when I was that age, my answer would have been "i don’t chew gum’’

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    SteveSanders1  over 4 years ago

    When I was in school the answer was obvious. The teacher took all the gumballs leaving all the kids equally without any. Taught us all about taxation!

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