A roller coaster has 3 trains with 8 rows per train. Riders stand in rows of 4, for a total of 32 rider per train. The operators of the coaster recorded the number of riders on each train during a run. On the first train, the operators reported that 7 1/4 rows were filled. On the second train, all 8 rows were filled, and on the third train, 5 1/2 rows were filled.

1. Evaluate How many more rows were filled on the first train than on the third train?

2. Multi-Step How many rows were empty on the first train? How many additional rider would it take to fill the empty rows? Explain your answer.

3. Multi-Step How many rows were empty on the third train? How many additional riders would it take to fill the empty rows? Explain your answer.

Guest Apr 6, 2021

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1. (7 + 1/4) (4) = 29

(5 + 1/2) (4) = 22

The first train had 7 more riders than the 3rd

2. 3/4 of a row was empty.......(3/4) (4) = 3 more riders needed to completely fill the train

3. 8 - ( 5 + 1/2) = 8 - ( 11/2) = (16/2) - (11/2) = 5/2 = 2 1/2 rows were empty

(5/2) (4) = 20 / 2 = 10 more rideres needed to completely fill the train

CPhill Apr 6, 2021