tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post87955494658901727..comments2019-03-21T19:56:19.431-07:00Comments on The Puzzle Page: Bobbing for ApplesUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-4212901267337682972009-04-03T21:11:00.000-07:002009-04-03T21:11:00.000-07:001/4x+1/5x+1/6x=37then, we all know that 60 is the ...1/4x+1/5x+1/6x=37<BR/><BR/>then, we all know that 60 is the LCD...<BR/><BR/>15/60x+12/60x+10/60x=37<BR/><BR/>its obvious that the answer now is 60 because 15+12+10=37Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-2002138081711938102009-02-14T13:01:00.000-08:002009-02-14T13:01:00.000-08:00The answer is 60 because:1/4 of 60 = 151/5 of 60 =...The answer is 60 because:<BR/>1/4 of 60 = 15<BR/>1/5 of 60 = 12<BR/>1/6 of 60 = 10<BR/>^^^^^this = 37Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-5357276706013264722009-01-23T04:06:00.000-08:002009-01-23T04:06:00.000-08:00x/4 + x/5 + x/6 = 371st add x/4 + x/5 =9x/2...x/4 + x/5 + x/6 = 37<BR/>1st add x/4 + x/5<BR/> =9x/20<BR/>9x/20 + x/6 = 37<BR/>then combine<BR/>37x/60 = 37<BR/>divide both sides by 37/60<BR/>x=60<BR/>therefore 60 applesKarl Angelo J. de Veranoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-22491486288519548422008-08-18T14:58:00.000-07:002008-08-18T14:58:00.000-07:00I just added up the percentages and divided back i...I just added up the percentages and divided back into 37<BR/><BR/>1/4 = 25%<BR/>1/5 = 20%<BR/>1/6 = 16.66...%<BR/><BR/>total = 61.66...%<BR/><BR/>37 / 16.66...% = 60.000000005<BR/><BR/>Therefore: there were 60 applesAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-72694169093704427612008-07-29T15:13:00.000-07:002008-07-29T15:13:00.000-07:00in order to add fractions you must first find the ...in order to add fractions you must first find the lowest common denominator. With 1/4 + 1/5 + 1/6, the lowest common denominator is 60. This means that there is no other number lower than 60 that all three numbers will divide into evenly. And to check your math, just divide each number into 60, then add them up. 4 goes into 60, 15 times.. 5 goes into 60, 12 times.. and 6 goes into 60, 10 times.. So 15+12+10 = 37 .. Therefore there were 60 apples!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-10526348837072601312008-04-16T12:29:00.000-07:002008-04-16T12:29:00.000-07:00ahhh shoot looks like i made a math error. i did ...ahhh shoot looks like i made a math error. i did not mean 8/15, i meant 37/60.<BR/><BR/>then when this was worked out, it came to x=60 when i followed the rest of the steps i had listed.<BR/><BR/>good game.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-47563733315742454932008-04-16T12:26:00.000-07:002008-04-16T12:26:00.000-07:00why doesn't this work? I'm a lil rusty with math, ...why doesn't this work? I'm a lil rusty with math, but i thought i'd give it a shot...<BR/><BR/>1x/4 + 1x/5 + 1x/6 = 37<BR/>(add the fractions (since it's all the same variable) to get)<BR/>8/15x = 37<BR/>(mult both sides by 15)<BR/>8x = 555<BR/>(divide both sides by 8)<BR/>x = 69.375, so 69 apples.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2217022227008948602.post-31361374496822889652008-02-26T06:53:00.000-08:002008-02-26T06:53:00.000-08:00x/4 + x/5 + x/6 = 3730x + 24x + 20x = 37 x 4 x 5 x...x/4 + x/5 + x/6 = 37<BR/><BR/>30x + 24x + 20x = 37 x 4 x 5 x 6<BR/><BR/>x = (37 x 4 x 5 x 6)/37<BR/><BR/>x = 60Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com