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Reading Little House in the Big Woods we ran across a very simple math problem which needed solving: Mary & Laura were each given a cookie by a neighbor. They would each eat half and save the other half for their sister Carrie who got 2 halves making a whole. Neither Mary or Laura thought it fair but they couldn't solve it. Beach has had the skills needed to solve this problem for many years so I figured why not take a second to do it...
"Oh I know how to solve it- ask the Old lady for another cookie!"
Okay, I walked into that one. "Good solution but would you give me another?"
"Each girl gets 1/2 the extra half goes to the mom"
"Even better. Got any more?"
"Yeah eat the whole cookie and forget about Carry!"
See I was right. It was all very simple and Beach very skilled!