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Posted by **Emmanuel** on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 4:47pm.

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**Steve**, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:36pm6 small bags hold 5 pounds.

The nuts come in 2-lb bags, so we need to bag up 10 lbs not to have any left over.

So, how many 2-lb bags in 10 lbs?

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**brianna**, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:11pm52 pound bags

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 10:39am1 4/6

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**Marycruz**, Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:51pmPlease be advise textbooks some times have mistakes wording problems. This problem read to me to pack 5/6 of a pound, not 5/6 of a 2-pound bag, so the answer cannot be 3, 5 or 6 bags. It is 15 bags because he needs to repack bags with no peanuts left over.

1 pound = 6/6. Since he repacks into 5/6, there is 1/6 left for every pound.

Then for every 2-pound bag he has 2/6 leftover.

2-pound bag = 12/6 - 10/6 = 2/6

For every three 2-pound bags he repacks into 5/6, he has 1/6 left over.

In five 2-pound bags he gets 5/6 more, enough to make small bags with zero left over. Each two lines of 1/6 represents 2-pound bag.

1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6

1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6

1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6

1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6

1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6

1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6 1/6

If you make this 5 times, you'll see the result. 15 bags of 2-pound.

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