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Nurse Kate asked Nurse Lucy to put all of the pills from one big container into three little ones. She asked Lucy to put 2/3 of pills into the first container, 1/4 of the pills into the second container, and 2/6 of the pills into the third container. “But this is impossible” – said Lucy right away. Is Lucy right?

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Answer:  Yes. Lucy needs to put all pills in three containers, so 2/3 + 1/4 + 2/6 should be 1, but 2/3 + 1/4 + 2/6 = 2/3 + 2/6 +1/4 = 2/3 + 1/3 + 1/4= 1+1/4, so it is more than 1.




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