Posted by Rene on .
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,
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,
Sorry about the mixup. I misread the question Saturday.

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zach,
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.