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Ruth went to the park. She spent 1/4 of her time playing volleyball, 1/2 of her time eating, and the other hour of her time reading a book. how much time did she spend in the park?

 Jan 15, 2020
 #1
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Let  t = amount of time in the park.

So,  1/4 of her time  =  ¼t

       1/2 of her time  =  ½t

Equation:  ¼t  +  ½t  +  1  =  t

                       (3/4)t  +  1  =  t

Subtract  (3/4)t  from both sides:

                                      1  =  ¼t 

Multiply both sides by 4:

                                      4  =  t

The total amount of time was 4 hours.

 Jan 15, 2020
 #2
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She spent 1-1/4-1/2 = 1/4 of her time reading a book. She also spent an hour reading a book. So that means if we let x equal the total time, 1/4x=1, so x=4 hours.

 Jan 15, 2020

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