# Number Sense Blog

By Mathnasium | Added Aug 21, 2019

Are you hungry for some excellent math learning? Because we have a bite-size word problem for you! We don’t mean to be cheesy, but get ready to sink your teeth into this cracking good math challenge.

Bring the math learning center into your own home when you give this math problem a try. Practice elementary level math skills such as fractions, subtraction and division with this word problem challenge. We know you can do it!

Question: Babs has a handful of 24 cheese crackers. If she eats half of them, then eats half of what’s left, how many cheese crackers will Babs have left?

Solution: Half of 24 is 12, so Babs will have 12 crackers left after she eats half of them. Half of 12 is 6, so she will have 6 crackers left after she eats half of half the cheese crackers.

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