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She gave each child an apple, then ate two herself.

Q: A mother had 8 apples and 6 children how could she divide the apples equally among the children without fractional parts?

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Yes give them each 16/17 of an apple.

Each person receives 1.6 apples.

You make applesauce.

Each person would receive two whole apples and one third each.

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how do you divide 16 apples equally between 17 children

Yes give them each 16/17 of an apple.

they each get 2 and 1/4 apples

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.

Each person receives 1.6 apples.

A counterexample for the division of whole numbers is if we have 6 apples and we try to divide them equally among 4 people. Each person would get 1 apple and there would be 2 apples remaining. In this case, it is not possible to divide the apples equally among 4 people without leaving any remainder.

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. :-)>

Cut each apple into fifths (creating 90 1/5 segments). Then, give each kid 9 segments.

It is 3/5 bags of apples each.

You make applesauce.

If not a trick question, then 3.