# Word Problem – Divide 38 oranges

Word Problem

• You have 38 oranges.

You divide them equally among some bags.

What is the greatest number of bags you can use and still get at least 10 oranges in each bag?

### Comments for Word Problem – Divide 38 oranges

 Oct 26, 2012 Divide 38 oranges by: Staff Answer Part I B = number of bags 38 oranges divided by the number of bags must be greater than or equal to 10 oranges per bag. The can be represented by an inequality. 38/B ≥ 10 Solve for B Multiply each side of the inequality by “B” (38/B) * B ≥ 10 * B 38 * (B/B) * ≥ 10 * B 38 * (1) * ≥ 10 * B 38 ≥ 10 * B 38 ≥ 10B Divide each side of the inequality by “10” 38 / 10 ≥ 10B / 10 38 / 10 ≥ B * (10 / 10) 3.8 ≥ B * (10 / 10) 3.8 ≥ B * (1) 3.8 ≥ B B ≤ 3.8 --------------------------

 Oct 26, 2012 Divide 38 oranges by: Staff -------------------------- Part II B, the number of bags, must less than or equal to 3.8 bags. This means that B must be equal to 1 bag, 2 bags, or 3 bags. Divide 38 oranges by 1 bag, 2 bags, and 3 bags 38 oranges ÷ 1 bag = 38 oranges per bag 38 oranges ÷ 2 bags = 19 oranges per bag 38 oranges ÷ 3 bags = 12.6667 oranges per bag Using three bags is not practical because the oranges must be cut in pieces.. Final Answer: 2 bags. Each bag contains 19 oranges Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com