Dear Mr. Erickson,
We are students of David at Poland Regional High School, and are writing
to inform you that we have solved the spinner problem in your book "Get It
Mr. Burke handed this problem to us about two months ago and we
proposed the three correct numbers and a basic lay out of what the answer
might be. Mr. Burke thought that there might be some issues with our
findings, therefore, off and on over these past two months we have struggled
to find the solution.
With some very slight direction from Mr. Burke and
with the advice you gave us we finally arrived at what is the correct
Our finding are as follows: the fraction 3/6 on the spinner will
take up one half of the area on the spinner, 2/6 will take up one third of
the spinner's area, and the fraction 1/6 will take up one sixth of the area.
This arangement allowed us to get a sum of 5/6 one third of the time, a
propability of 1 one fourth of the time, and a sum of 2/3 five-eighteenths
of the time.
This was a challenging problem that tried our mental ability
Thank you very much.
Zachary Chase and Bryant Cyr.