### Divisibility

Aug. 4th, 2011 12:57 pm**entirelysonja**

Over lunch, we were discussing the number of days in each month, which led to a discussion of different methods of remembering which months had which number of days. Naturally, we wound up talking about the number of days in February, during which John pointed out that the leap years are divisible by four.

I pointed out that Erika doesn't yet know what "divisible" means, and launched into an explanation involving dividing up various numbers of cookies among the four members of our family. This led to the following hilarious exchange with Karl:

Karl: Wait, I have an idea! If we had that number of cookies you said...

Me: Ten?

Karl: Yeah, ten. We could each have two cookies, and then when Mama and Erika went to Karate, we [Karl and John] could eat the other two!

John then pointed out to him that we could also break the remaining two cookies in half so we could share. But I was very amused by Karl's idea; he clearly thought it was so clever!

I pointed out that Erika doesn't yet know what "divisible" means, and launched into an explanation involving dividing up various numbers of cookies among the four members of our family. This led to the following hilarious exchange with Karl:

Karl: Wait, I have an idea! If we had that number of cookies you said...

Me: Ten?

Karl: Yeah, ten. We could each have two cookies, and then when Mama and Erika went to Karate, we [Karl and John] could eat the other two!

John then pointed out to him that we could also break the remaining two cookies in half so we could share. But I was very amused by Karl's idea; he clearly thought it was so clever!

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Date: 2012-02-19 06:58 am (UTC)