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The Bedford Blushing Bakery Company bakes many items for purchase. However, it is most well-known for their cupcakes. The company sells their cupcakes in groups of 4. Each group of 4 cupcakes costs $5.00 at the bakery.
As the head of the conference committee, it is your job to furnish the afternoon snack. You want to get the cupcakes from this bakery, so you need to know how many to buy. At every committee meeting, the person in charge of getting the snacks for that week usually gets 2 servings for each person just to make sure that everyone has enough snacks to eat. You will need to get 68 cupcakes. How much will you pay for the cupcakes before taxes? Remember you will need to use the factors of 68 to arrive at your answer.
Factors of 68 are 1, 2, 4, 17, 34 and 68
The factors for the number, 68, are only a few. It is an even number, so that includes 2 as a factor. Its factor partner is 34. This means that 2 and 34 are factors of 68. There are only 6 factors.
Find out the factors for sixty-eight. To find out, we will see which numbers 68 or fewer can equally divide into 68. There could be no remainder, or it will not be considered a factor of 68. Let’s go get the factors!
It is always best to make sure that you have all of the factors of a number.
The cupcake problem requires you to get 68 cupcakes. They come 4 to a pack for $5.00. Using the factors of 68, you need to find 4’s factor partner. That would be 17. So, you need 17 orders. If each order costs $5.00, then you need to multiply 17 times 5 which would be $85.
Unfortunately, Sally scores a 68 on her history test. I guess she will need to study more next time for her test. There are 4 sections on the test. What is the average number of points Sally got on each of the four parts of the history test?
Use the factors of 68 to find your answer.
Four is a factor of 68. Now, we need to find 4’s factor partner for 68. That would be 17. So, Sally got an average of 17 points for each of the 4 sections of the history test.
While singing the song “99 bottles of beer on the wall,” the family on their trip has sung for a while all the way down to 68. Now, they are singing “68 bottles of beer on the wall.” At this point, they want to make sure that finish the song before they get home. However, they are very close to getting home. It will take them exactly 5 minutes to get home. It takes the family exactly 1 minute to sing 4 parts of the song.
Will the family be able to finish the song before they get home?
We will use the factors of 68 to find our answer. If it takes the family 1 minute to sing 4 strands of the song, then there would be 17 groups. Therefore, the family will take 17 minutes to sing the rest of the song.
A canoe trip has been planned. As the large group of people start to get into their boats, the manager of this trip tells them to get in two to a canoe. However, one group of 3 wants to get into a canoe.
Is this possible considering that there are 68 people total?
No, this is not possible if there is one group of 3 because there needs to be only groups of 2 for this to happen. Otherwise, there will be an extra person left over probably without a canoe.
No, 68 is not a prime number because 68 has several factors. In order to be a prime number, the factors of this number could only be 1 and itself. In this case, it does not.
Besides one and the number itself, you can find the first factor by seeing if the number is an even number. If it is, then 2 is a factor as well as its factor partner. If it is not an even number, then you will need to see if the number 3 can divide into 67 without a remainder.
There are 6 factors for 68. They are 1, 2, 4, 17, 34, and 58.
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