Posted by Adaija on .
If a 5pound sack of bird seed is divided equally for 3 different bird feeders, how much bird seeds will there be for each bird feeder?

Math 
Ms. Sue,
I'll be glad to check your answer.

Math 
Adaija,
I'm guessing 15? because 5x3....

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Does that make any sense to you?
Please go back and read your problem again. Pay attention to the key words. 
Math 
Adaija,
Hmmmm,Would i do 5 divided by 3 and get 1.6?

Math 
Ms. Sue,
YES! Actually, we should round 1.666 to 1.7.
Doesn't that make sense? You've taken a 5pound bag and divided it among 3 feeders. Each feeder gets about 1.7 pounds of feed. 
Math 
Adaija,
Oh ok thank you!

Math 
Ms. Sue,
You're welcome.