tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3338316905613216821.post1961944051683290871..comments2013-12-17T21:45:32.844-05:00Comments on The Cliff: High schoolers beat Observer - sort ofCharlotte Observernoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3338316905613216821.post-22834795325106551742009-10-05T20:58:18.819-04:002009-10-05T20:58:18.819-04:00I am an algebra teacher. Either the problem was no...I am an algebra teacher. Either the problem was not worded correctly (they left out some info) or they are incorrect. Let x = the total candy she started with. The equation would be x - x/6 - x/4 - x/2 = 14. The correct answer is 168. <br /><br />In your solution, you took 1/6 off the total, then 1/4 off of what remained, then 1/2 (-1) off of what remained. The problem is not worded this way, so your solution is incorrect (sorry!!) but creative!Chrissyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18346986474639097108noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3338316905613216821.post-55313594258695658722009-10-05T10:01:16.327-04:002009-10-05T10:01:16.327-04:0048 is incorrect at a glance. 168 is right. How can...48 is incorrect at a glance. 168 is right. How can the organizers have such a simple question be so wrong.tarhoosierhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10203562404036647187noreply@blogger.com