posted by m on .
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
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?