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The Quarter Problem

A boy and a girl,
And their cute puppy,

Sat in the park,
Feeling quite lucky...
They'd found a
quarter,

Under a tree,
And wanna'
divide,
The money by
3...
Each of them wanting,
An equal amount,
But,
25 by 3?
Not easy to count!
It isn't
8,
or
6,
Or the odd number,
9,
25 ÷ 3
Would take them some time!!!
They thought, and thought,
This is too hard!
But they worked something out,
They went to the store,
And bought some blue gum,

And shared it
3-ways,
Yummy Yum Yum!!!

 Math Challenges How would you divide a quarter (25¢) so that 3 people could share it fairly? If you wanted to divide a quarter between 4 people, what would you do? What is the fewest number of people you would need to be able to divide 1 quarter evenly with no remainder? (think about your factors)

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