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Tom has half as many pennies as Sue. Sue has 20 pennies. How many pennies does Tom have ?

You can do this at home: Use beans if you don't have pennies.

Take 20 pennies. Start putting them into two piles, one at a time, until all are gone and you have two equal piles. Now count the number in each pile. Each pile has half of the pennies.

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