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CHAD BUYS PEANUTS IN 2POUND BAGS. HE REPACKAGES THEM INTO BAGS THAT HOLD 5/6 POUNDS OF PEANUTS. HOW MANY 2POUND BAGS OF PENUTS SHOULD CHAD BUY SO THAT HE CAN FILL THE 5/6 POUND BAGS WITHOUT HAVING ANY PEANUTS LEFT OVER?

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PsyDAG,
Please do not use all caps. Not only is it harder to read, but it is like SHOUTING online. Thank you.
Every 6 bags would come out exactly.
6(5/6) = 5 lbs
So you are looking for an even multiple of 5. 
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Anonymous,
6 bags

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teku,
Each 2pound bag will yield 2x 1/6 pounds of left over, which is 2/6 pounds left over per 2pound bag. 3x 2pound bags will yield (2/6 + 2/6 +2/6) = 6/6 = 1 pound. No peanuts left with 3 bags.
Please show the math to show 6 bags. Thanks! 
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Anonymous,
teku, 3 2 lb bag is incorrect because the bag that you calculated is 6/6. The question clearly states the bag has to be 5/6 lb per bag.
With 5 two lbs bags, you will have a total of 12 bags of 5/6 lbs of peanuts. 
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Ali,
It is simple, you have to see that at what stage the nominator gets divisible by denominator, because u don't want any left over. so it is sixth stage. 5/6 +5/6 + 5/6 +5/6 + 5/6 + 5/6 = 30/6 , you need 6 bags.

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Av,
Actually, Teku is correct. The result would yield a quantity of 6 bags @5/6 lb per bag. Given that the initial bag from which the bags are filled are 2lb quantities, one would indeed need 3 2lb bags divided into 6 5/6th bags with a result of 0 remaining. Thanks teku

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Colette,
You need five two lb bags to make 12 5/6 lb bags with no peanuts left over. Each two pound bag yields two 5/6 lb bags with 2/6 lb left over.
1st 2 lb bag = 5/6+5/6+2/6(2/6 left over)
2nd 2 lb bag = 5/6+5/6+2/6(4/6 left over)
3rd 2 lb bag = 5/6+5/6+2/6(6/6 left over)
4th 2 lb bag = 5/6+5/6+2/6(8/6 left over)
5th 2 lb bag = 5/6+5/6+2/6(10/6 left over)
Once you get to 10/6 left over, you can make that into two 5/6lb bags. 
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Merline,
I think its 10 because 5/6 equals 5 pounds not six like its supose to so then that makes 1/6 lefted over so if u
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2 bags are in one bag that is 5/6 witch leaves u with 3/6 of the bag left so do that 5 times..........and u have nothing left over like
5/6=2bags 5/6=2bags 5/6=2bags 5/6=2bags 5/6=2bags which gives u 10 i think i am wrong but i treid 
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izy,
justin has 4 pounds of peanuts he wants to fill 6 bags with peanuts for a party if he wants to put the same amount of of peanuts in every bag, how much peanuts should he put in each bag