Posted by **Joe** on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:36pm.

miss handson ask students to prepare booths for the Fall Fair. In all, 40 students volunteered. miss Hanson wanted no more than six students in a group. if one teacher helps each group, how many teachers will be needed?

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**Steve**, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:40pm
That's 6 groups of 6 and 1 group of 4, so 7 teachers.

Nothing was said about having the largest groups possible. Suppose only 3 students are in each group. That will require 14 teachers.

If a "group" is to imply at least 2 students, then that means as many as 20 teachers might be required.

Poorly posed problem.

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**PsyDAG**, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 3:00pm
40/6 = 6 2/3

Round to nearest whole teacher.

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