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Question from Malissa, a parent:

I am attempting to help my son with his math word problem, please help thank you .

Kylie and Ethan kept scrapbooks of their grandfather's stories from world war II. Kylie has 6 more than half the number of pages Ethan has. If Kylie has 21 pages in her scrapbook, how many pages are in Ethan's scrapbook?

HI Malissa,

Ethan made a stack of half of his pages and put 6 additional pages on top.


This stack has the same number of pages as Kylie has which is 21.

Remove the six pages on top. How many pages are left? This is half of Ethan's pages. How many pages does Ethan have?


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