# math

posted by .

2/6 of the insects were centipedes. 1/2 were millipedes, 12 were flies. How many insects were there? Please explain.

• math -

This isn't math or algebra. It's a trick question. The only insects on your list are flies. The answer is 12.

## Similar Questions

1. ### biology

List of insects and their scientific names. There are over one million species of insects in the world. It would be impractical to give you a full list. Here is a good place to start: http://www.earthlife.net/insects/six01.html Thank …
2. ### English/Grammar

Having trouble finding the simple predicates in the follwing sentences.. 1.They have destroyed some buildings. 2.The insects bodies can turn wood into food. 3.The insects damage property. 4. These insects eat wood. 5. Most of the insects …
3. ### MATH

A population of insects increases at a rate of 250 + 16t +0.3t^2 insects per day. Find the insect population after 3 days, assuming that there are 40 insects at t=0.
4. ### Algebra 1

Entomology is the scientific study of insects. Patty, Ronny and Sammy collected some insects for their science project. At the end of the first week of collecting, Patty and Ronny together had 89 insects, Ronny and Sammy together had …
5. ### Math

PAULA ,SIMON AND RANDY COLLECTED INSECTS FOR THEIR SCIENCE PROJECT. AT THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK PAULA AND RANDY TOGETHER HAD 89 INSECTS, RANDY AND SIMON TOGETHER HAD 85 INSECTS. HOW MANY DID EACH HAVE ALONE?
6. ### Science

one more thing- how are centipedes different from insects, crustaceans, and arachnids?