Jennifer's grandmother buys carrots at the farm stand. She and her 3 grandchildren equally share the carrots. The total weigh of the carrots she buys is 28 kg. How many kilograms of carrots will Jennifer get ?

Accepted Solution

Jennifer will get 7 kilograms of carrots.

To solve this, simply divide 28 by 4, which is the total number of people sharing the carrots altogether. You wouldn’t divide the number of carrots, 3, by 4, because that is additional info that is out there to throw you off track. Instead, to find the weight of the carrots that Jennifer would get, you would divide the total weight of the carrots by the people sharing them to get 7 kg.