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Chad buys peanuts in 2-pound bags. He repackages them into bags that hold 5/6 pound of peanuts. How many 2-pound bags of peanuts should Chad buy so that he can fill the 5/6-pound bags without having any peanuts left over?

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  1. 6 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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  2. 52 pound bags

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  3. 1 4/6

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  4. Please 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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  5. I looked at marycruz's answer and I cam up with 30 because if marycruz said ",15 bags of 2-pound ", then you have to multiply 15 x 2. And you get 30

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  6. (15×2=100)+30 100+30=130

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  7. 3 bags

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  8. This is the correct answer.
    5/6+5/6+5/6+5/6+5/6+5/6=30/6
    = 5 Pound Bags.

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  9. The correct answer is three 2 lb bags. For every 2 lb bag he buys he repackages in bags that hold 5/6. A 2 lb bag equals 12/6, which he repackages into two 5/6 bags which equals 10/6. 12/6 - 10/6 = 2/6 left. So for every 2 lb bag he buys, 2/6 is leftover. 2/6 + 2/6 + 2/6 = 6/6, therefore he would need to buy three 2 lb bags.

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  10. 10/2

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  11. I think all of yall wrong because it asking for how many bags should he buy thise numbers are to high he might not have that much money the answer 6 because we learned this question in class

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  12. 15

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  13. Medline please explain your answer in detail in not getting it

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  14. so kids or teens, just get a book to write this in.

    so first, divide the 15 with 5.

    than u get 3

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  15. 6 because 5/6 plus 1/6 equals 6/6 so 6 bags of peanuts

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  16. First you have to convert the fractions into decimal form plus you have two equations to figure out. First you convert 5/6 which is 8.33333 after you also have to convert 1/6 which is 1.66666 so 8.33333+1.66666=9.999999 and we all know that any number after the decimal gets rounded up which equals 10

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  17. And 10 ÷2 = 5 bags

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  18. I don't get it?

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  19. I think that's wrong Molly?

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