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    05 Nov '17 04:51
    Maths test.

    "Janell had 15 marbles. She lost some of them. How many does Janell have now?"
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    05 Nov '17 04:56
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Maths test.

    "Janell had 15 marbles. She lost some of them. How many does Janell have now?"
    Some, probably.
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    05 Nov '17 06:09
    Answer:

    Teacher has lost X marbles.
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    05 Nov '17 06:36
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Maths test.

    "Janell had 15 marbles. She lost some of them. How many does Janell have now?"
    The number of lost marbles has to be between 2 and 14 due to grammatical reasons.

    But Janell lost them, not her teacher. You are putting the blame on the worng person 😉
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    05 Nov '17 07:544 edits
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Maths test.

    "Janell had 15 marbles. She lost some of them. How many does Janell have now?"
    Fewer (1 mark)

    Give partial credit for ‘less’
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    05 Nov '17 08:57
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Maths test.

    "Janell had 15 marbles. She lost some of them. How many does Janell have now?"
    Answer:

    It depends on whether they are really lost forever or whether it was just not possible to locate them at the moment the question was asked.
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    05 Nov '17 09:51
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Answer:

    It depends on whether they are really lost forever or whether it was just not possible to locate them at the moment the question was asked.
    How can you be sure she didn’t steal them from her brother?
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    05 Nov '17 09:52
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    How can you be sure she didn’t steal them from her brother?
    How can we be sure there were any marbles in the first place?
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    05 Nov '17 09:561 edit
    Originally posted by @fmf
    How can we be sure there were any marbles in the first place?
    That could mean that Janell truly has lost her marbles.
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    05 Nov '17 10:15
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Maths test.

    "Janell had 15 marbles. She lost some of them. How many does Janell have now?"
    15, she just doesn’t know where “some” of them are.
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    05 Nov '17 10:37
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    That could mean that Janell truly has lost her marbles.
    The teacher said she'd lost only some of them. So someone is not telling the truth. Maths was more straightforward in my day.
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    05 Nov '17 19:21
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Maths test.

    "Janell had 15 marbles. She lost some of them. How many does Janell have now?"
    X = marbles left.

    Y= marbles lost.

    Y= 15-X.
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    05 Nov '17 21:15
    Anywhere from 8 to 13 marbles.

    It's an odd sort of math question, but maybe it's also a test of reading compression. Whenever math is applied to real life situations it doesn't always yield crisp/clean (definitive, one number only) answers.
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    06 Nov '17 00:42
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    X = marbles left.

    Y= marbles lost.

    Y= 15-X.
    Discriminating against the algebra-challenged is a no no.
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    06 Nov '17 01:13
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Discriminating against the algebra-challenged is a no no.
    x+y=15
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