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6 friends each want an equal serving of 36 cups of pudding. How many cups does each person get?

1. What is the problem asking you to find out? (how many cups each person gets)
2. Take the numbers you have and think: What would the problem be without the words? (36...divided by...6...EQUALS)
3. There you have it-- a word problem turned into an equation!
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