5 and a half pounds of chocolate chip cookies are to be packed into bags each of which holds a third of a pound. How many bags will be filled and how much will be left for the packer to munch on?

I am so stuck on this! I tried several websites. They were either 16 bags and 1/6 pound or 16 bags and 1/2 pound. Please help! Thank you.

Guest Sep 26, 2021

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5 1/2 = 11/2

11/2 mod 1/3 = 0.1666666666666667 there will be 1/6 pound left over

11/2 / 1/3 = 11/2 * 3 = 33/2 = 16 1/2 sixteen bags there willbe 1/2 of a 1/3 leftover = 1/6 lb

ElectricPavlov Sep 26, 2021