Quandaries
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Who is asking: Student Level: Elementary Question: 

Hi Amanda, If Mrs. Smith had 36 students in her class I would feel better about this problem. In this case she could divide her class into 3, equal sized groups, so each group would have 12 students. Thus 1/3 of her class is 12 students so 2/3 of her class is 212=24 suudents. If she really has 35 students then 1/3 of 35 is 35/3 which is eleven and twothirds. Thus 2/3 of her class would be (35/3)2=70/3 which is twentythree and onethird. Penny 

