Posted by **emily** on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 11:45pm.

Castor brought 6 3/4 cakes to share with 26 students. Did Castor bring enough for each student to have 1/4 of a cake? Explain your thinking and show your work

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 11:55pm
6 3/4 ÷ 26

= 27/4 ÷ 26

= mmmh, what do you think?

each student is to have 26 quarters = 26/4 and

we have 27/4 of them.

(I'll take the extra piece)

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**DrBob222**, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 11:58pm
26 students and each gets 1/4 cake.

26 x 1/4 = 6 1/2 cales and Castor brought 6 3/4 cakes; therefore, he brought enough. There will be 1/4 cake left (enough for 1 more student).

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