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**evene****Member**- Registered: 2015-10-18
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Addies's one quart fruit salad is strawberries and blueberries. Ashlyn's one quart fruit salad is and . When Addie and Ashlyn combine their fruit salads, what portion of the mixture is strawberries? Express your answer as a common fraction.

J.R.R Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, stated in 1970 that on one of his birthdays the age he turned was the square root of the year. What year was he born in?

For the first problem, I'm compelled to just add up the numbers, but that doesn't seem right... And for the second one, I just don't know where to begin.

*Last edited by evene (2016-09-25 01:50:31)*

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**thickhead****Member**- Registered: 2016-04-16
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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi evene;

Edit: The square root sign and subscript '2' that I used from the 'Useful symbols' at the top of the page don't seem to be recognised anymore (well, not in my Chrome, anyway), and turned into accented characters instead.

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**thickhead****Member**- Registered: 2016-04-16
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evene wrote:

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For the first problem, I'm compelled to just add up the numbers, but that doesn't seem right... .

**{1}Vasudhaiva Kutumakam.{The whole Universe is a family.}(2)Yatra naaryasthu poojyanthe Ramanthe tatra Devataha{Gods rejoice at those places where ladies are respected.}**

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**evene****Member**- Registered: 2015-10-18
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Yeah, I understand how to do the problem. The fruit salad question was easy. Just add up and divide by the 2 quarts you have to get 3/8.

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