anonymous
  • anonymous
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
  • nubeer
20/8
PhoenixFire
  • 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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Help me out?

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

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