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Question: If 1/2 of 5 is 3, then what is 1/3 of 10?
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Buck Henry
Answered 2021-12-30 Author has 33 answers
In normal rational arithmetic 12 or 5 is 52=2.5. The result could be taken as 3 if we choose to round up.
Then 13 of 10 is 103=3.3. 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 "12 of 5 is 3"" to be false, then we can deduce any consequent, e.g. that 13 of 10 is a herring or anything else we choose.
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Mary Nicholson
Answered 2021-12-31 Author has 38 answers
Given:
52=3
Let us assume 10/3=x
Solve both equations
510=63x
15x=60
x=4
Hence,1/3 of 10 is 4
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