Count Your Watermelons

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  1. Thyagarajan

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    How many watermelons are there in the image below?

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    Water melon is good in many ways for the human body. Not good for pets.
    It can enhance libido! Check google to find more benefits.
    Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There's even a modest amount of potassium. Plus, this quintessential summer snack is fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calories per cup.
     
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    Inner 4 quarters = 1 watermelon
    4 vertical watermelons - 4 quarters = 3 watermelons
    Total = 4 whole watermelons
     
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    Please rework. Inner 4 quarters -? Did the cut ones inner look like 1/4 or 1/2?
     
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    5 watermelons

    4 x 3/4 watermelon = 3

    4 x 1/2 watermelon = 2

    3 + 2 = 5 watermelons
     
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    Fractions ? In America it is indeed connected to the fractions we live with. Watermelon is a racist trope of the times after the American civil war, and it still exists today.
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    At the source of the above picture is a brief history: How Watermelon's Reputation Got Tangled In Racism

    Life magazine, and other such magazines with photos and cartoons, played a pivotal role in turning a bigoted assumption into lasting racist stereotypes in the minds of white Southerners ― and Northerners too.

    Weirdly enough, darker skinned American desi parents, with dark skinned native born children, learn about watermelon on the streets, because it is not part of any history textbooks. The title of the thread "count your watermelons" is a very loaded phrase in USA. Here is a good backstory: On eating watermelon in front of white people: "I’m not as free as I thought"

    Sorry for introducing HISTORY into what seems like a MATH puzzle.
     
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    Thanks for the history of watermelon anend American ABCD .....
    Thanks also due to references posted .
    Regards.
     
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    @vidhyalakshmid @SuiDhaaga
    Thanks for posting how you arrived at the answer. Both of you - excellent performance.
    God bless.
     
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    To me inner pieces look quarters as they are half in height to outer ones.
     
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    In a way your thinking about height of inner as half is ok. But in that case at its bottom the bright white light can’t be there!
     

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