Question: If 1/2 of 5 is 3, then what is

Gregory Emery

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Question: If 1/2 of 5 is 3, then what is 1/3 of 10?

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Buck Henry

Buck Henry

Beginner2021-12-30Added 33 answers

In normal rational arithmetic 12 or 5 is 52=2.5. The result could be taken as 3 if we choose to round up.
Then 13 of 10 is 103=3.3. If we round to the nearest value then we get 3. If we always round non-integers up, then we get 4.
If we simply take the antecedant "12 of 5 is 3"" to be false, then we can deduce any consequent, e.g. that 13 of 10 is a herring or anything else we choose.
Mary Nicholson

Mary Nicholson

Beginner2021-12-31Added 38 answers

Let us assume 10/3=x
Solve both equations
Hence,1/3 of 10 is 4


Expert2022-01-08Added 613 answers

Nice. Thank you

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