## 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?

1. Mertsj

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

$\frac{1}{6}\times42= ?$

3. sidmanfu

1/6 x 42 = 7?

4. Mertsj

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