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# Fraction

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Mother bought a cake and cut it into four equal pieces. I took one piece and my brother took another piece. What fraction of the cake was left? Express your answer in the simplest form.

Apr 15, 2021

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You and your brother took a piece each, which means you took 2 pieces. Since there are only 4 pieces, there would only be 2 left after you both took one each. This means there are $$\frac{2}{4}$$ (2 out of the four pieces) left, which you can also write as $$\frac{1}{2}$$ when simplified :)

Apr 15, 2021

You and your brother took a piece each, which means you took 2 pieces. Since there are only 4 pieces, there would only be 2 left after you both took one each. This means there are $$\frac{2}{4}$$ (2 out of the four pieces) left, which you can also write as $$\frac{1}{2}$$ when simplified :)