Posted by **Ms. Lynn** on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 1:12pm.

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 ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 1:16pm
Red pencils = 4/9

9 - 4 = 5

Not red = 5/9

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 1:21pm
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.

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**Writeacher**, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 1:24pm
Badly worded question!! I see them all the time in my granddaughter's (3rd grade) math homework.

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**Count Iblis**, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 2:39pm
Try these problems:

http://www.risingstarkaraoke.com/monday_test.html

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**Writeacher**, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 3:06pm
Hey! I got 'em all right!! (Tricky little things!)

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**Violet**, Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 7:44pm
5/9

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