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# Last problem for today.....

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Write 2 different situations that match the expression 1 1/5 / 3. Find the value of that expression and explain what it means in the context of each situation.

Situation 1 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Situation 2 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Nov 30, 2017
edited by Guest  Nov 30, 2017
edited by Guest  Nov 30, 2017

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 $$\frac{1\frac{1}{5}}{3}$$ Convert the numerator to an improper fraction. $$\frac{\frac{5*1+1}{5}}{3}$$ $$\frac{\frac{6}{5}}{3}$$ Multiply by 1/3 to the numerator and denominator to eliminate this complex fraction. $$\frac{6}{5}*\frac{1}{3}$$ 6 and 3 have a common factor. Noticing this will make the calculations a tad easier. $$\frac{2}{5}$$

Situation 1: Robert has $$1\frac{1}{5}$$ cups of fresh popcorn kernels stored in a jar, but the capacity of his popcorn machine maker is a third of the amount of popcorn kernels at a time.

In this case, $$\frac{1\frac{1}{5}}{3}$$ represents the capacity, in cups, of the popcorn machine maker.

Situation 2: Robert estimates that his homework for math, science, and history will take $$1\frac{1}{5}$$ hours to complete. He plans to make this homework load more manageable by working on each subject for an equal amount of time.

In this scenario. $$\frac{1\frac{1}{5}}{3}$$ hours represents the amount of time he plans to work on each subject.

Nov 30, 2017

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 $$\frac{1\frac{1}{5}}{3}$$ Convert the numerator to an improper fraction. $$\frac{\frac{5*1+1}{5}}{3}$$ $$\frac{\frac{6}{5}}{3}$$ Multiply by 1/3 to the numerator and denominator to eliminate this complex fraction. $$\frac{6}{5}*\frac{1}{3}$$ 6 and 3 have a common factor. Noticing this will make the calculations a tad easier. $$\frac{2}{5}$$

Situation 1: Robert has $$1\frac{1}{5}$$ cups of fresh popcorn kernels stored in a jar, but the capacity of his popcorn machine maker is a third of the amount of popcorn kernels at a time.

In this case, $$\frac{1\frac{1}{5}}{3}$$ represents the capacity, in cups, of the popcorn machine maker.

Situation 2: Robert estimates that his homework for math, science, and history will take $$1\frac{1}{5}$$ hours to complete. He plans to make this homework load more manageable by working on each subject for an equal amount of time.

In this scenario. $$\frac{1\frac{1}{5}}{3}$$ hours represents the amount of time he plans to work on each subject.

TheXSquaredFactor Nov 30, 2017