4th grade fractions
posted by Ms. Lynn on .
Word Problem:
Aaron has 9 new pencils. 4 of them are not red, 3 of them are blue, and 2 of them are yellow. What fraction of the pencils are NOT red? 4/9 or 5/9 ?

Red pencils = 4/9
9  4 = 5
Not red = 5/9 
I'm sorry, but I read the question wrong.
4 pencils are not red, so 4/9 are not red.
Thanks, Writeacher for catching this mistake. 
Badly worded question!! I see them all the time in my granddaughter's (3rd grade) math homework.

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5/9