Billie will receive one-sixth of a $1000 reward for finding a stolen purse as well as an additional one-fourth of the reward for identifying the thief. What is the total portion of the reward which Billie will receive?
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(1/6)*1000 = one sixth of one thousand.
If we evaluate that, it comes to 1000/6, both numerator and denominator can be divided by 2 for reduction: 500/3. Since a third of anything is equal to .33333333 to infinity, the more correct answer would be to leave it at 500/3.
you got one sixth of 1000
However, because they asked us to get dollars: 500/3 is equal to 500 / 3 = 166.67 dollars. Hope that helps!
i this problem do I need to reduced it?
You only need to reduce if your answer winds up in a fraction form and is reduceable, which this one doesn't....This one is in decimal form...So, you're okay. :D