## Shogun 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 one year ago one year ago

1. nubeer

20/8

2. PhoenixFire

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

Help me out?

4. PhoenixFire

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

Oh okay I see

6. PhoenixFire

So now, how many 2s fit into 5? How many are left over?

7. Shogun

1 is left over right?

8. PhoenixFire

9. Shogun

Would it be A?

10. PhoenixFire

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

Its D

12. PhoenixFire

Correct.

13. Shogun

Thanks for helping me i'm just really bad at math