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    Default Mathematical terms in Spanish

    EXPERTS ONLY PLEASE

    Please help me with the translation of the following sentences. In parenthesis below is what I have been saying:

    2 plus 2 equals 4.
    (2 mas dos hace/es igual a 4)

    2 time 2 equals 4.
    (2 por 2 hace/es igual a 4)

    2 divided by 2 equals 1.
    (2 dividido por 2 hace/es igual a 1)

    2 minus 2 equals 0.
    (2 restando 2 hace/es igual a 0)

    Pick a number less than or equal to 10 but more than 5.
    (Escoge un numero iqual o menos que (el) 10 pero mas que (el) 5)

    Pick a number between 5 and 10.
    (Escoge un numero entre (el) 5 y (el) 10)

    It also seems here they will put the article "el" before the number like "el cinco va despues del ocho".

    This is for my daughter's homework and since my wife isn't that good at math it is up to me. PLEASE NO GUESSING!

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    Dos ENTRE dos igual a uno...
    Dos MENOS uno igual a uno

    The rest look good to me...

    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Dos ENTRE dos igual a uno...
    Dos MENOS uno igual a uno

    The rest look good to me...

    HB
    Thanks Luis as always.

    Not to be a stickler but:

    Shouldn't it be "dos entre dos es igual a uno"?

    Also, is the use of "el" as I had shown in parenthesis before the number correct and and also interchangeable most of the time with leaving out the article in front of the number?

    Finally, they use the term "restar" en her school so what would be the correct form of the verb to use?

    Thanks!

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    Nah, you don't need trhe ES in there...not that it hurts.

    Restar = menos ( 6 o' one and 1/2 doz of the other...)

    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Nah, you don't need trhe ES in there...not that it hurts.

    Restar = menos ( 6 o' one and 1/2 doz of the other...)

    HB
    So the correct form of the verb should be for example

    Seis resta tres es igual a tres?

    Thanks Luis. I'm sure you can appreciate my desire to speak grammatically perfect Spanish, seeing how I can't do anything about the accent.

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    No, that is too awkward. You would say Seis menos tres es igual a tres.
    YUou 'could' say: "Si restas tres de seis, ¿cuánto queda?

    But I do not think that you would phrase it: seis resta tres....no way...

    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    No, that is too awkward. You would say Seis menos tres es igual a tres.
    YUou 'could' say: "Si restas tres de seis, ¿cuánto queda?

    But I do not think that you would phrase it: seis resta tres....no way...

    HB
    It sounding odd to me too surprisingly. I had been saying "seis restando tres es...". I just assumed if the profe was using that in their homework that they were using it in the class too. I'm trying to make it as simple as possible for my daughter.

    mil gracias

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    Si dos padre y dos hijos van caminando para la iglesia y alguien les da tres naranjas. A cuanto les toca a cada uno?
    Respuesta:
    Tres entre tres igual a uno.
    Padre / Hijo / Nieto = Dos padres y dos hijos

    JJ

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    OK, El Chip-Oh! here's how you prove to your kids that you have veinte dedos en las manos:

    First, you establish that

    El que dice 'uno'... dice dos, dice tres, dice cuatro, dice cinco, dieciseis, diecisiete, dieciocho, diecinueve, y veinte.

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    newuser , I will send you back to school
    dos entre cuatro(not quatro) es igual a 0.5(not 2)
    2/4=0.5

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