A mother bought two packs of candy bars for her two boys; one of the packs has 20
bars, and the other has 6 bars. If she divided the candy equally between the two
boys, determine the share of each boy.
First, add to find the total number of candy bars: .
Then find each boy's share. Use a drawing of 26 candy bars to form 2 equal sets. Count the number of candy bars in each set to find each boy's share.
Since , then each boy's share is 13 candy bars.
You can also represent the sets with division: .