A waitress fills bowls with soup. She puts twothirds_large of a cup of soup in each bowl. How many bowls can the waitress prepare with 40 cups of soup?

- anonymous

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- anonymous

40 cups divided by 2/3 cups

- anonymous

same concept that i keep repeating

- anonymous

plz help

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- dan815

hello!

- anonymous

hi

- dan815

do u like to eat cookies

- anonymous

yes

- dan815

say you have a bag of cookies

- dan815

there are 40 cookies in this bag

- dan815

and you got friends over, and seeing as you are such a good friend, u want to share your cookies with them

- anonymous

ok

- dan815

so all your friends have 2 hands, and u put 1 cookie each hand of theirs

- dan815

by the time you finish giving them all 2 cookies, ur done... your bag of cookies are done.. how many friends do you have?

- anonymous

but do i get any cookies or gust them?

- dan815

just them =[

- anonymous

ok

- anonymous

20 friends

- dan815

awesome!!

- dan815

okay now lets do your question..

- dan815

which has absolutely nothing to do with the cookie question, i just had to see if you can keep up with reading

- dan815

lol

- anonymous

ok

- dan815

so lets see whats going on , when ever you see a question always visualize it

- dan815

now you have 40 cups of soup!

- dan815

and you can only pour 2/3rd of each cup into a bowl

- dan815

how many bowls can you fill with 40 cups of soup!

- dan815

we must see how many 2/3 rds are there in 40 cups

- dan815

because 2/3rd = 1 bowl

- dan815

the number of 2/3rds in 40 cups = number of bowl you will fill

- dan815

can you solve this equation

- dan815

have you done algebra yet

- anonymous

yes but it is hard for me

- dan815

okay nvm that algebra is needlely complicating then

- dan815

look at this simple question

- dan815

40 cookies and u give 2 cookies out to each person how many persons can u give to then

- anonymous

20

- dan815

okay what did u do in your mind there?

- dan815

you said 2 * what = 40 right

- dan815

or maybe you said 40/2 = what

- anonymous

yes

- dan815

thinking like this is the same 2*what=40
is the same thing as saying 40/what = 2 or 40/2=what?

- dan815

thats all x really is lol!
x is just that what!

- dan815

anyway moving on
now say you have 40 cookies, but u wanna give out 2/3rd of a cookie to each person, how many persons can u give to

- dan815

remember how you did for 2 cookies a person
2*what=40 what = 20
or 40/2=what? what = 20
now lets do this for 2/3
2/3 * what = 40??
or 40/(2/3) = what??

- anonymous

22...

- dan815

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- dan815

u know how to work this?

- dan815

40 divided by 2/3 =?

- dan815

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- anonymous

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- dan815

and 120/2 = ?

- anonymous

60

- dan815

ur done

- dan815

but before you go lemme see something

- dan815

20*0.5 = what?

- anonymous

10

- dan815

ok good now
20/0.5=?

- anonymous

40

- dan815

good now >_>
20/(1/2)=?

- anonymous

10

- dan815

ummm 1/2 = what?

- anonymous

i have to go i got more to do and my parents think i am playing games bye got to finish my test

- dan815

omg! please!

- dan815

ask your parents to teach you about fractions

- dan815

20/(1/2) = 40
this is the same as 20/0.5!!

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