Important Ootsie-related news

We worked on Tootsie Roll problems in my math course for future elementary and special ed teachers. A great debate was had about whether there are segmented small Tootsie Rolls, or whether only the full size (and elusive) Tootsie is partitioned into Ootsies.

My students are diligent and ever-dedicated to discovering and uncovering important mathematical truths. And we now have photographic evidence of the existence of a 3-Ootsie Tootsie.

I have no reason to believe there is any fraud or Photoshop involved.

To summarize, we now know that there are or have been 1, 3, 7, 9 and 14-Ootsie Tootsies.

Undoctored photographs of new sightings are welcome. You can Tweet ’em to me. @Trianglemancsd

UPDATE: The listing of documented Ootsie:Tootsie ratios has been updated to reflect that a 14-Ootsie Tootsie has been documented, not a 13-Ootsie Tootsie.

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