# Candy Box Problem and Equivalent Fractions

**Assignment #9:**

**Continuing our Work on the Candy Box Problem and
Equivalent Fractions:**

(Due Tuesday, November 11^{th} for Phil’s session and due Wednesday, November
12^{th} for Alison’s

session)

1. Solving the Candy Box Problem

a. Choose one solution to the Candy Box Problem that you
understand very well. Write a

clear and detailed explanation of this solution.

b. One of the goals of our course is to describe features
of a good mathematical

explanation. Look back on the explanation you just gave in part (a). What are
some of

the features of your explanation that make it “good”?

2. Read about equivalent fractions on pp.82-88 in the Beckmann text.

3. Complete the following five problems: pp. 93 #1, #7, pp. 75 #7, and pp. 94 #18, #19

4. If the large box below represents 1 unit, how many
units does part A represent? How about

part B, part C and part D? Explain how you get your answer.