# Lemon Law

### Instructions

Click on the small circles to change the numbers on the apples.

See how the apple numbers affect the totals. Your challenge is to make the number on the lemon equal the target below:

### Target

Each time you complete a challenge you will earn a lemon. Ten lemons will earn you a trophy!

8

8

8

8

0

0

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0

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## Teachers

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Sophie Allpress, DTC

Friday, May 25, 2012

"I think the "lemon law" is bugged because it freezes when you click "next challenge" on the last challenge. also if that button works for you, I also found problems clicking the "claim your trophy"."

Transum,

Saturday, May 26, 2012

"Thanks for letting us know Sophie. You were right. In certain browsers it didn't work properly. The bug has now been fixed."

Mazin Ali, HPS

Saturday, January 28, 2017

"THIS IS AMAZING! Thank you Transum for making this starter of the day. I really appreciate it. My whole class loves it and find this challenge very difficult but it is improving skills."

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