Posted by **gina** on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 12:22am.

There were 1320 pumpkins in a pumpkin patch,

but it was difficult for farmer Joe to find the

perfect pumpkin.

• Every third pumpkin was too small.

• Every fourth pumpkin was too green.

• Every fifth pumpkin had a broken stem.

• Every sixth pumpkin had the wrong shape.

How many perfect pumpkins did farmer Joe find

in the pumpkin patch?

we thought the answer was 440. 1320/6=220. Then 1320-220=1100. then 1100/5=220. then subtract 1100-220=880 nd so on...does that make sense?

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**Reiny**, Friday, October 17, 2008 at 1:49am
see the solution I gave to your question earlier.

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1224212047

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**drwls**, Friday, October 17, 2008 at 1:56am
Assuming that they can have no more than one defect, the fraction with no defects is

(1- 1/3)*(1- 1/4)*(1- 1/5)*(1- 1/6)

= (2/3)(3/4)(4/5)(5/6) = 120/360 = 1/3

1/3 of 1320 is 440

A different answer could be obtained by assuming the defects occur at regular intervals in a lineup. In this case, multiple defects would be possible for some pumpkins.

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