Posted by **m** on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:26am.

for the following equations, write a word problem draw a picture, and find the solution to the equation.

5/12 - 1/3=?

I know the answer is 1/12 but am stumped on how to write the word problem and draw a picture

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 11:32am
Maria made a large, rectangular German chocolate cake. She divided it into 12 equal pieces. She put 5 of these pieces on a plate, intending to take them to her neighbor. However, Juan and his friends came along and ate 4 of those 5 pieces. How many pieces are left?

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