Bruce Burkhart, January 2017

Posted: 1/1/2017

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Core Content Standard & Question 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.

  • Bruce told us that his manure pit could hold 1,000,000 gallons. Bruce‚Äôs truck can haul 7000 gallons at a time. If the pit was completely full, how many truckloads would it take to empty the pit? 1,000,000 / 7,000 = 142 truckloads