Originally posted by crazyblueI'm with him. Just 5 times 8 = common factor. no divisions or fractions.
Cut all 5 potatoes once in the middle and you have 10 equal pieces. Cut those once again and you have 20. Cut again and you have 40. Give 5 of those equal pieces to each kid.
Is that what you meant by not using fractions? I don't know that term.