# Question: If 1/2 of 5 is 3, then what is

Question: If 1/2 of 5 is 3, then what is 1/3 of 10?
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Buck Henry
In normal rational arithmetic $\frac{12}{}$ or 5 is $\frac{52}{=}2.5$. The result could be taken as 3 if we choose to round up.
Then $\frac{13}{}$ of 10 is $\frac{10}{3}=3.\stackrel{―}{3}$. If we round to the nearest value then we get 3. If we always round non-integers up, then we get 4.
If we simply take the antecedant "$\frac{12}{}$ of 5 is 3"" to be false, then we can deduce any consequent, e.g. that $\frac{13}{}$ of 10 is a herring or anything else we choose.
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Mary Nicholson
Given:
$\frac{5}{2}=3$
Let us assume 10/3=x
Solve both equations
$\frac{5}{10}=\frac{6}{3}x$
$15x=60$
$x=4$
Hence,1/3 of 10 is 4
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