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## Working With Fractions To Find Unknown Values

In this task, students see a bunch of candies poured on the table. How many candies should each of four people receive if you know how many there are in two thirds of the whole?

## Act 1: Introduce the Problem

What’s the question?

In this case, we’re looking at:

How many candies should you receive if they are divided evenly amongst 4 people?

## Act 2: Giving More Information

Students now know how many candies there are in 2/3 of the total. How many should each person get if the total is split amongst 4 people evenly?

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