Posted by **Anonymous** on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:36pm.

Help please. Word problems.

Alex has 15 friends. She has 36 chocolate cookies. She wants each friends to have 3 chocolate cookies. how many more cookies does she need?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:43pm
15 * 3 = 45

45 - 36 = ?

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**Anonymous**, Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:44pm
thanks!

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**Anonymous**, Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:44pm
how did you go about translating?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:45pm
What do you want to translate?

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**Anonymous**, Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:46pm
how did you know it was multiplicaton instead of division or addition

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:59pm
You could add.

First friend = 3 cookies

Second friend = 3 cookies

Third friend = 3 cookies

Fourth friend = 3 cookies

and so on

But it's certainly quicker to multiply the number of friends by the number of cookies each should get.

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**Anonymous**, Friday, August 27, 2010 at 8:03pm
great thanks!

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, August 27, 2010 at 8:06pm
You're welcome.

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