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anonymous
 one year ago
Rickey has 7 over 8 cup of cereal in a bowl. He then gave two 1 over 4 cups of cereal from his bowl to his little sister. Which of the following best explains the amount of cereal left in Rickey's bowl?
anonymous
 one year ago
Rickey has 7 over 8 cup of cereal in a bowl. He then gave two 1 over 4 cups of cereal from his bowl to his little sister. Which of the following best explains the amount of cereal left in Rickey's bowl?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.04x2=8 so 7/8 2= 5/8

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So Rickey has \(\large \frac{7}{8}\) and he gives away 2 \(\large \frac{1}{4}\) bowls. This can be shown with the equation \[\large \frac{7}{8}~~(2 \times \frac{1}{4})=~?\] Can you solve that?

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@LegendarySadist You meant: \(\large \dfrac{7}{8}~~(\dfrac{2}{2} \times \dfrac{1}{4})=\) which then becomes \(\large =\dfrac{7}{8}~~\dfrac{2}{8} \) \(\large =\dfrac{5}{8} \)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It says "2 1 over 4 cups". Would that not be \(\large 2 \times \frac{1}{4}\)?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Since he's giving away 2 \(\large \frac{1}{4} \normalsize th\) cups, that's the same as giving away 1/2 cup. So \[\large \frac{7}{8}~~\frac{4}{8}~=~\frac{3}{8}\]

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sorry. You are absolutely correct. I didn't notice the two spelled out. I only looked at the numbers.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@WinterBlade1222 Ignore my answer above. Follow @LegendarySadist 's correct answer instead.
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