Megan E.

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Separate 846 into 3 parts so that the second part is twice the first part and the third part is triple the second part. (1) 846 = x + 2x + 3x (2) 846 = x + 2x + 6x (3) 846 ÷ 3 = x + 2x + 6x

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William W. answered • 6d

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David W.

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Habits (d.g.., solving for x) are very difficult to break. Answer (2) 846 = x + 2x + 6x, separates 846 into three parts without "solving for x" and without checking the solution value of x. Why go further than selecting "(2)?"
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William W.

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You certainly don’t have to go further than (2). I was just being complete. The student can match the explanation to the answer.
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