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There are 16 cases of wrapping paper each student takes 2/3 of a case. How many students are there ?

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Are you supposed to round the answer because the math won't work our perfect. You'll end up with either a fraction of a student in the class. Or a student getting a slight bit less wrapping paper then the rest.

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In any event do the math it's really quite simple... 2/3 is equal to .66 or 66% so take 16 and divide it by 3. That will give you 1/3 or 33% Then multiply that answer by 2 giving you the value of .66 or 66% You can do the actual math yourself.
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So it would be 66 students right ??
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Sorry don't listen to the first part...I should really drink my coffee in the morning before trying to help answer question. Take 16 and multiply that by 2/3 which equals .66 on a calculator.
You should get 24.24 rounded would be 24 students. Just woke up give me a break lol.
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Think of it like this their are 16 cases and each kid takes .66 of a cases...even if they each took a WHOLE case would only be 16 students.
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Let K = the number of students

then K * (2/3) = 16
or
K = 16/(2/3)
or
K = (16 * 3) / 2
or
K = ?

you don't need to round anything

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16/(2/3) =
16/1 x 3/2. =
48/2 =

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Claire, I've gotten frustrated with the trolls on the religious category again, and I'm almost done over there, please when you get a chance-go look at my last answer about Romans 1:26-29, and please look at comments on Clarasomething's answer, to just get a look! Anyhow, I can't let that keep me from finding you everyday and being encouraged by you, and exhorting with you, so Im staying because of you. And now I'm starting conversations so that I may "hang out with you", okay? This is deliberate and I want to talk about stuff that you and I both like :). First I'd like to tell you that I grew up in suburbs right outside of downtown shopping area. My mom grew up riding the street cars around the downtown and working in the high rise department stores. So that's what I like best, department stores. My mom was very beautiful, but she had experienced so much rejection that she developed "social anxieties". And before we knew it was a wrong thinking mind mixup from Satan, we went along with it and developed defense mechanisms that would protect against further rejection by trying to always be perfectly well dressed, and coiffed, and groomed, and mannered... And then I received rejection too (a family curse maybe?). And I remembered what I'd been taught how my mother dealt with her sorrow and loss of what could have been, and Martha Stewart was out by then, and Oprah shedding her influence ...
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And I began looking for perfection in home decor and the whole gourmet foodie, stupid,worldly, designer clothing really dumb things of the world! And Oprah's book club lured me into reading what everybody else was reading, so I could carry on a conversation with practically anyone (so they wouldn't reject me), and that led to me studying Trivia, I read anything about everything,and just have so much of that stuff in my head even now...but Claire, all that stuff comes from a place of fear. Fear of rejection, and I still do little tap dances once in a while to please people, because God is still working on me:). But now that I get all the love that I need from my Father in heaven, now that I look to Him for everything, I don't worry so much about what people think, and I sleep better now, because I'm not agonizing over some dumb thing that I should have said. Plus moving across the country with your stuff all packed up and stacked up...it has a way of making all that stuff almost too much! Oh boy, it's been character building for sure...
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But you know Claire, God used that Oprah book club for His purposes, because it got me looking at the New York Best Selling books list, I read book reviews every week, and I began to notice that "The Prayer of Jabez" was on the list week after week, and I saw it at Walmart, a small narrow book about God, only \$6 or so...I bought that book, and God grabbed me and never let go of me after that! The book taught a little Jewish prayer. And that thru praying for others brings about blessings for yourself. And it's a little prosperity gospel thing that drew me in. I don't go that way anymore. I no longer think that we're to have a bed of rises here, I think this life is about some suffering...but that's just me :). I said all that to say I finally did figure out the error of my ways, and it took a while for me to understand that's what God's love is for...to take away the fear. And that's better than some fabulous outfit, but in the meantime, I have all these great clothes...(what's a girl to do? ;)bye!
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Claire, I've been studying the trends and I've made a list of the things I'll be looking for this spring and summer that will update what I already have, and up the happiness factor for me! Well you know about the ink blue lightweight anorak jacket, and you know I'm looking to make it look 3 different ways: a nautical striped Tee ballet flats look, a sporty sneaker look, and a chic utilitarian look. I have the coral flats and coral striped tee and sweater, and the required dark skinny jeans. Here's what I need to pull it all together, and do pipe in if you see I'm missing something. 1. Navy, med. blue, or lt. Blue and white striped Tee. 2. Floral Camo print top in blues, red, coral to add ladylike urban flare for my utilitarian look :). 3. Plain navy ballet flats. 4. City chic dark blue sketchers type sneakers for a "grown lady" sporty look. 5. Coral or orangey cross body bag with gold hardware or chain. 6. Sporty T-shirts for my anorak plus sneakers. And that's it! One other thing Claire, emerald green is THE color of the year, lets both go get us a green top and you go get you some green sandals like mine, then we'll talk toenail polish! Bye love!
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I'm going to read those. And I love your fashion ideas. Love, Claire
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Whoa
Lots of stuff there
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Lol!!
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