## Thursday, February 02, 2006

### Taylor, Jaymie, Kimmie Y. and Rustine's question

On our class blog site there have been 43 new posts and 14 comments created over the past 4 days. How many new posts and comments on average are posted per day?

The answer is there is an average of 3.5 comments posted per day.
There is and average of 10.5 posts per day.

The way we got the answer was we took the number of posts(42) and the number of commments(14) and we divided each individual number by 4. We calculated the number of average posts was 10.5 and the average number of comments was 3.5. The way to check is to take the number 10.5 and multiply it by 4 it will give you 42 the number of post in the past 4 days. Then you take 3.5 and multiply it by 4 and it will give you 14 the number of comments posted in the last 4 days.

At 2/02/2006 3:05 PM, Tony said...

the answer cant be half of a post so you have to round up to get the answer because u cant post 10.5 or 3.5 so you would have to round up to 11 or 4

At 2/02/2006 3:53 PM, Smiiliies said...

Yeah, I agree with Tony too Jaymie.

At 2/05/2006 2:15 PM, Mr. Reece said...

Both answers are correct as I never asked you to round the answer to a whole number, so leaving it in decimal form is perfectly acceptable, but if you were to round the numbers your answers Tony would be correct.

Mr. R