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sidmanfu

  • 4 years ago

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?

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  1. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    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

  2. Mertsj
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    \[\frac{1}{6}\times42= ?\]

  3. sidmanfu
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    1/6 x 42 = 7?

  4. Mertsj
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    Yep. Good job. Katherine has 7 blue dresses. Seems like a lot of blue dresses to me.

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