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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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nubeer
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20/8
PhoenixFire
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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?
Shogun
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Help me out?
PhoenixFire
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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?
Shogun
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Oh okay I see
PhoenixFire
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So now, how many 2s fit into 5? How many are left over?
Shogun
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1 is left over right?
PhoenixFire
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Yes. So what's the answer to your question?
Shogun
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Would it be A?
PhoenixFire
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No.. Let's try a different way.
You have five halves. \[5*{1 \over 2}={1 \over 2}+{1 \over 2}+{1 \over 2}+{1 \over 2}+{1 \over 2}=?\]
Shogun
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Its D
PhoenixFire
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Correct.
Shogun
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Thanks for helping me i'm just really bad at math