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### Complexity=1

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 1 A 53-inch long piece of lace is cut into 10-inch pieces.a. How many 10-inch pieces are there? b. How much of the lace is left over?   a. pieces   b. inches 2 Pearl divides 35 peppermints equally among 3 friends.a. How many peppermints does each friend get? b. How many peppermints are left over?   a. peppermints   b. peppermints

### Complexity=2

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 1.   A group of 25 people signed up for guitar lessons. Each instructor can take a maximum of 2 students. What is the least number of instructors needed? instructors 2.   A bakery sells pastries in tins of 7 each. If the bakery has 27 pastries, how many tins can be filled? tins

### Complexity=3

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 1.   Cindy divided 26 buttons equally into 3 tins. She gave away all but 1 tin and the leftover buttons. How many buttons did she keep? buttons 2.   One box of mix makes 3 cupcakes. If each person eats 12 cupcakes, how many people will 3 boxes serve? people

## Answers

### Complexity=1

Solve.

#ProblemCorrect AnswerYour Answer
1A 53-inch long piece of lace is cut into 10-inch
pieces.
a. How many 10-inch pieces are there?
b. How much of the lace is left over?

a. pieces
b. inches
Solution
53 ÷ 10 = 5 r 3
There are 5  10-in. pieces with 3 in. left over.
#ProblemCorrect AnswerYour Answer
2Pearl divides 35 peppermints equally among 3
friends.
a. How many peppermints does each friend get?
b. How many peppermints are left over?

a. peppermints
b. peppermints
Solution
35 ÷ 3 = 11 r 2
Each friend gets 11 peppermints with 2 left over.

### Complexity=2

Solve.

#ProblemCorrect AnswerYour Answer
1A group of 25 people signed up for guitar
lessons. Each instructor can take a maximum of 2
students. What is the least number of
instructors needed?
instructors
Solution
25 ÷ 2 = 12 r 1
If there are only 12 instructors, 1 person will not be able to take guitar lessons.
So, 13 instructors are needed.
#ProblemCorrect AnswerYour Answer
2A bakery sells pastries in tins of 7 each. If
the bakery has 27 pastries, how many tins can be
filled?
tins
Solution
27 ÷ 7 = 3 r 6
3 tins can be filled with 6 pastries left over.
There are not enough pastries left over to fill another tin.
So only 3 tins can be filled.

### Complexity=3

Solve.

#ProblemCorrect AnswerYour Answer
1Cindy divided 26 buttons equally into 3 tins.
She gave away all but 1 tin and the leftover
buttons. How many buttons did she keep?
buttons
Solution
26 ÷ 3 = 8 r 2
26 buttons divide into 3 tins of 8 buttons each with 2 buttons left over.

Cindy kept 1 tin and the leftovers.
 1 tin + leftovers = 8 buttons + 2 buttons = 10 buttons

So Cindy kept 10 buttons.
#ProblemCorrect AnswerYour Answer
2One box of mix makes 3 cupcakes. If each person
eats 12 cupcakes, how many people will 3 boxes
serve?
people
Solution
3 boxes × 3 cupcakes/box = 9 total cupcakes
Since each person eats 12 cupcakes, then
9 cupcakes ÷ 12 cupcakes/person = 0 people with 9 cupcakes left over.
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