## Faman39 3 years ago For a summer fundraiser, Rob is doing manual labor to help several families do home improvement projects. He is tracking the amount of time he spends each week with a spreadsheet. If his spreadsheet shows that during the past two weeks, he spent a total of 11,040 minutes working, how many days and hours has he worked? 6 days and 6 hours 6 days and 16 hours 7 days and 7 hours 7 days and 16 hours

1. Faman39

@LukeBlueFive can you help me with this?

2. LukeBlueFive

Sure. There are 60 minutes in an hour: $1 hour = 60 minutes$ So this means: $11,040 minutes \times \frac{1hour}{60 minutes}$ Will give you the equivalent number of hours. Furthermore, there are 24 hours in a day: $1 day = 24 hours$ So this means you need to multiply the previous result by: $\frac{1 day}{24 hours}$ To get the equivalent number of days.

3. Faman39

66240 and 264090, thats what i am getting :( so sorry

4. LukeBlueFive

You seem to be multiplying instead of dividing... guess I should've made my equations clearer. Let me rewrite them: $\frac{11,040 minutes}{60 minutes}$ Will give you the number of hours. Then, divide the following from that result: $24 hours$ To get the number of days.

5. LukeBlueFive

You divide since there are more minutes in a day than hours, and more hours than days in a year... if that makes any sense.

6. Faman39

7.666667 i got final answer this

7. Faman39

184 dividing 11040/60 184 / 24 got that 7.6666667

8. LukeBlueFive

Okay, he worked for over 7 days, but how much over? To find out, multiply the .6666667 part by 24 to get the number of hours that is equal to 2/3 of a day.

9. LukeBlueFive

Then you'll have the answer: 7 days and ? hours

10. Faman39

But i m getting 184 when i multiply

11. Faman39

Sorry got 16, you meant just multiply .666667 with 24

12. Faman39

Thank you so sooooooooooo much @LukeBlueFive !!!!!!!!!! your totally amazing !!!!!

13. Faman39

So sorry for troubling alot for this probs, actually worst at math

14. LukeBlueFive

You're too kind, but you're welcome. Hope this made sense.

15. Faman39

yes :) thank you so much, n um so sorry again for trouble

16. LukeBlueFive

That's what I'm here for. =D

17. Faman39

Lol thanks alot, your really great and truly genius !!! :)

18. LukeBlueFive

lol, I've just seen a lot of math over the years... ^_^;