4th grade fractions
posted by Ms. Lynn .
Aaron has 9 new pencils. 4 of them are not red, 3 of them are blue, and 2 of them are yellow. What fraction of the pencils are NOT red? 4/9 or 5/9 ?
Red pencils = 4/9
9 - 4 = 5
Not red = 5/9
I'm sorry, but I read the question wrong.
4 pencils are not red, so 4/9 are not red.
Thanks, Writeacher for catching this mistake.
Badly worded question!! I see them all the time in my granddaughter's (3rd grade) math homework.
Try these problems:
Hey! I got 'em all right!! (Tricky little things!)