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#1 2016-09-25 01:50:18

evene
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One Quart Fruit Salad

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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#2 2016-09-25 02:32:49

thickhead
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Re: One Quart Fruit Salad


{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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#3 2016-09-25 07:54:21

bobbym
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Re: One Quart Fruit Salad

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#4 2016-09-25 13:06:59

phrontister
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Re: One Quart Fruit Salad

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. sad

Last edited by phrontister (2016-09-25 14:37:38)


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#5 2016-09-25 21:11:54

thickhead
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Re: One Quart Fruit Salad

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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#6 2016-09-28 15:57:52

evene
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Re: One Quart Fruit Salad

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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