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  • one year ago

How many widgets can you buy for $40 if each widget costs $2.50

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    How many times will 2.50 go into 40?

  2. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    This is a division problem.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so this is a division problem my friend told me it was suppose to be a fraction problem

  4. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    \[\huge~\rm~2.50\div40\]

  5. pooja195
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    Its not a fraction problem unless she meant 2.50/40 still means to divide

  6. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    A fraction means division, so, in this case, a division problem and a fraction problem are different terms for the same method of solving the problem.

  7. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    @pooja195: You wrote \(~\rm~2.50\div40\) You must be careful how you write a division. In this problem you need 40 divided by 2.50, also called (in English) 2.50 divided into 40. What you wrote is 2.50 divided by 40, also called 40 divided into 2.50, which is not correct in this problem. The division below is what you need to do: \(\dfrac{$40}{$2.50} = $40 \div $2.50\)

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