Lynn bought 8m of string. She used 5/8 of the string to make a flower pot hanger. How much of the string did she have left
She had 3 m left. We can do 8/8 which equals 1. And 5*1=5. 8-5=3.
This should help.
start by converting 5/8 into a decimal = 0.625
8*0.625=5m string she used but we're looking for how many she has left
to find how many she has left, simply do total meters of string subtracted by how many meters of string she used
so 8-5=3m of string left over