Posted by **Adaija** on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:35pm.

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

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:36pm
I'll be glad to check your answer.

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**Adaija**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:38pm
I'm guessing 15? because 5x3....

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:50pm
Does that make any sense to you?

Please go back and read your problem again. Pay attention to the key words.

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**Adaija**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:57pm
Hmmmm,Would i do 5 divided by 3 and get 1.6?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:06pm
YES! Actually, we should round 1.666 to 1.7.

Doesn't that make sense? You've taken a 5-pound bag and divided it among 3 feeders. Each feeder gets about 1.7 pounds of feed.

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**Adaija**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:08pm
Oh ok thank you!

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:22pm
You're welcome.

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