How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?
"How many times can you subtract 5 from 25?" is a tricky question. We think that there are three different answers to this question.
Answer 1: Once
It is once, because after you subtract 5 from 25 once, you are left with 20. Thus, you cannot subtract 5 again from 25.
Answer 2: 5 times
5 times, because 25 divided by 5 is 5. After you subtract 5, 5 times from 25, then there is nothing left to subtract from.
Answer 3: Infinite
There is nothing that says you can't keep subtracting 5 from 25 indefinitely. Just because you will end up with negative numbers doesn't mean you have to stop subtracting!
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