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Shogun

  • 3 years ago

Derek distributed 20 pieces of apple to his friends. If each apple slice was 1/8 of an apple, how many apples did he distribute to his friends? A: 3 1/4 B: 2 3/4 C: 3 1/8 D: 2 1/2

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  1. nubeer
    • 3 years ago
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    20/8

  2. PhoenixFire
    • 3 years ago
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    20 slices given out and each slice is 1/8th of an apple. \[20*{1 \over 8}={20 \over 8}\] Can you simplify 20/8?

  3. Shogun
    • 3 years ago
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    Help me out?

  4. PhoenixFire
    • 3 years ago
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    Well 20/8 is the same as 10/4 which is the same as 5/2. <-- Can you see what I've done there?

  5. Shogun
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh okay I see

  6. PhoenixFire
    • 3 years ago
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    So now, how many 2s fit into 5? How many are left over?

  7. Shogun
    • 3 years ago
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    1 is left over right?

  8. PhoenixFire
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes. So what's the answer to your question?

  9. Shogun
    • 3 years ago
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    Would it be A?

  10. PhoenixFire
    • 3 years ago
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    No.. Let's try a different way. You have five halves. \[5*{1 \over 2}={1 \over 2}+{1 \over 2}+{1 \over 2}+{1 \over 2}+{1 \over 2}=?\]

  11. Shogun
    • 3 years ago
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    Its D

  12. PhoenixFire
    • 3 years ago
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    Correct.

  13. Shogun
    • 3 years ago
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    Thanks for helping me i'm just really bad at math

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