Grade Level(s): 6
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This is the fourth in a series of tasks about ratios set in the context of a classroom election. What makes this problem interesting is that the number of voters is not given. This information isn’t necessary, but at first glance some students may believe it is. On the other hand, students that solved Voting for Two, Variation #3 by recognizing it can be solved as a difference of fractions will be able to apply the same strategy here. Not knowing the number of voters makes the problem more abstract.
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