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# the hardest question

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5 and a half pounds of chocolate chip cookies are to be packed into bags each of which holds a third of a pound. How many bags will be filled and how much will be left for the packer to munch on?

Aug 2, 2021

Assuming that bags need to be completely full, we get $\dfrac{\frac{11}{2}}{\frac{1}{3}} = \frac{11}{2} \cdot 3 = 16.5$, meaning that $\boxed{16}$ bags will be filled and $\boxed{\frac{1}{6}}$ pounds will be left for the packer to eat.