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  • 5 years ago

Trying to help my daughter in the 4th grade: Write the product of the number of sides of a triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon,hexagon, and an octagon.

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  1. anonymous
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    triangle 3 quad 4 pent 5 hex 6 sept 7 oct 8

  2. anonymous
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    count the # of sides it has....

  3. anonymous
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    I get that, but is she suppose to do: 3*4*5*6*7*8?

  4. radar
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    Thats correct they asked for the product of the number of sides. Just multiply them out 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8 =?????

  5. anonymous
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    oh for a total then yes!

  6. radar
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    Are calculators permitted if so use calculator

  7. anonymous
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    20160

  8. anonymous
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    in your 1st quest. you didn't list the septagon so then it would be...2880

  9. anonymous
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    i think you are actually supposed to add them all up ... becaues that would be a big number multiplying woudl give you more than the sides but you are addind just those shapes.

  10. anonymous
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    so either 33 (including 7) or 26 (w/o 7)

  11. radar
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    Does the problem state "write the product of the numbert of sides......" Does the problem include the septagon?

  12. radar
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    If the septagon is omitted then it would be: 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 8 = ??????

  13. anonymous
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    word for word...

  14. anonymous
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    but if you are adding up all of the sides it would be ADDING not multiplying all the shapes. you are adding each polygons sides together,

  15. anonymous
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    "Write the product of the number of sides of a triangle, a quadrilateral, a pentagon, a hexagon, and an octagon."

  16. anonymous
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    I think it is a typo and should say sum instead of product

  17. anonymous
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    i think you just add them all together...

  18. radar
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    O.K It asking for the product, so I would give them the product, you don't your daughter to get in the habit of ignoring what the problem is asking for.

  19. anonymous
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    I will have her do both.

  20. radar
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    Did she come up with 2880?

  21. anonymous
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    20160

  22. anonymous
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    sum : 33

  23. anonymous
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    yep.

  24. anonymous
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    Thanks all. Cya...

  25. radar
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    So she did include the 7 sided septagon because 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 8 = 2880

  26. radar
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    Actually this was a good exercise. It required knowing the number of sides of various shapes, and the ability to follow instructions.

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