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sidmanfu
How do you solve fraction word problems? ex: Katherine has forty-two dresses. One-sixth of the dresses are blue. How many of Katherine's dresses are blue?
Remember that in mathematics, of means "times" So 1/6 of the dresses means 1/6 times the dresses. Since there are 42 dresses that would be 1/6 times 42
\[\frac{1}{6}\times42= ?\]
Yep. Good job. Katherine has 7 blue dresses. Seems like a lot of blue dresses to me.