Q: Can you divide 16 apples among 17 kids?

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how do you divide 16 apples equally between 17 children

You sure can. Give each child one apple and cut the last into 16 pieces - one for each child.If you don't want to cut the apple then no, you cannot equally divide 17 apples among 16 children.

That simply cannot be divided evenly. Some things will always have a remainder. This is one of those cases. There's nothing you can do about it.

Since 16 and 17 are relatively prime, i.e. they share no divisors other than 1, the only ways to divide 16 apples equally amongst 17 children is to either cut each apple into 17 pieces and give 16 pieces to each child, or cut a 17th of an apple out of each apple, give the cut apples to 16 of the children and give the 16 pieces to the 17th child.Another way to do it is to make apple sauce. From my wife. Gee, wish I had thought of that. :-)>

Give each person one apple. Throw the extra one away.

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Yes give them each 16/17 of an apple.

how do you divide 16 apples equally between 17 children

You sure can. Give each child one apple and cut the last into 16 pieces - one for each child.If you don't want to cut the apple then no, you cannot equally divide 17 apples among 16 children.

That simply cannot be divided evenly. Some things will always have a remainder. This is one of those cases. There's nothing you can do about it.

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Since 16 and 17 are relatively prime, i.e. they share no divisors other than 1, the only ways to divide 16 apples equally amongst 17 children is to either cut each apple into 17 pieces and give 16 pieces to each child, or cut a 17th of an apple out of each apple, give the cut apples to 16 of the children and give the 16 pieces to the 17th child.Another way to do it is to make apple sauce. From my wife. Gee, wish I had thought of that. :-)>

Give each person one apple. Throw the extra one away.

Ok, time to break out YOUR calculator! Do this with me. 1 pound and 12 ounces is equal to what as a decimal? There are 16 ounces in a pound. 12 ounces divided by 16 ounces equals .75 So 1pound 12ounces equals 1.75pounds. 1.75 pounds of apples times $1.96 equals????? $3.43 Three dollars and forty three cents. Easy as apple pie.

16 divide by 1.000 equl = 16

1632 divide by 16 = 102

16 divide 48 = 0.3333333333333333

about 8 large apples-- 16 medium