Posted by **Rene** on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 5:43pm.

Mary brought home 1/2 dozen eggs. He accidently dropped the carton on the flor and 1/3 of the eggs broke. How many eggs does she have left?

Ms. Sue I still don't understand your answer, please. Thank you

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, April 5, 2010 at 5:47pm
Mary has six eggs, right?

1/3 * 6 = 1/3 * 6/1 = 6/3 = 2 eggs

She broke 2 eggs.

6 - 2 = 4 eggs she has left.

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, April 5, 2010 at 5:48pm
Sorry about the mix-up. I misread the question Saturday.

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**zach**, Monday, April 5, 2010 at 5:51pm
1/2 dozen eggs is 6. If 1/3 of 6 gets broken, it means 2 broke. 4 are not broken. If I understood the question correctly, this should be the correct answer.

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