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Monday, August 6, 2012
Partitive vs Quotative word problems
Is anyone else having a hard time writing the word problems for problem set 3 pg 306? I understand the concept, but for some reason it has been really difficult to come up with a word problem that works. I did numbers 1 & 4. For number 4, for a Quotative problem, I used the following: Brenda walks 3 miles every day. Brenda has walked a total of 21 miles. How many days has Brenda walked? 21 miles/3 miles per day= 7 days. And for partitive I came up with Brenda needs to walk 30 miles in 10 days. How many miles will Brenda need to walk per day in order to reach her goal? 30 miles/10 days=3 miles per day.
I had originally written the first problem to represent a Quotative problem but the quotient was expressed as a complex noun (objects per group) so I revised my answer. Is this correct now??