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Posted by **niki** on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 9:56pm.

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**Jen**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 9:58pm5-(3/5*6)

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**niki**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:00pmis it 3 3/5

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**Jen**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:03pm3 3/5 was the part in parenthesis. So now do 5-3 3/5.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:03pmJen told you to subtract. You didn't do that.

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**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:03pmfirst multiply 3/5 by 6

3/5 * 6 = 18/5

then convert 5 into fraction such that its denominator is 5:

5 = 25/5

therefore:

(25-18)/5 = 7/5 or 1 2/5 gallons

so there,, :)

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**Jen**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:04pmJai, please allow the students a chance to attempt the problems on their own with our guidance.

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**niki**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:06pmi have a question for jen

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**Jen**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:07pmYes?

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**jai**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:08pmoh sorry.

alright, Jen.

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**niki**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:09pmwell i got stuck because i did 3/5*6/1 and i got 18/5 then i did 18 divied by 5 and got 3 3/5 so is 3 3/5 the answer

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**Jen**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:13pm3 3/5 gallons is how much water you drank after 6 days. 6 days * 3/5 gallons each day is 3 3/5. BUT..the question is how much water is left. If you started with 5 gallons, now you must do 5-3 3/5 for your answer.

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**niki**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:14pmok so the answer would then be 1 2/5s gallons?

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**Jen**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:17pmYes! Good job, Niki!

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**niki**, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10:18pmTHANK YOU 4 helping math isent my strong suit but it helps to be walked through it instead of just given the answer i greatly appretiate your time

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**Jen**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:38am:)

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**ana**, Monday, November 29, 2010 at 9:59pmthat did not help me

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**arima**, Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11:29amen 100 platos cuantos litros de agua dentra

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**Log**, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:13pmYou first need to find out how many gallons would be drank after 6 days, so you multiply 3/5 * 6 to get 18/5. Then you subtract 18/5 from the original 5 gallons so 5 - 18/5. You have to make equivalent fractions so you put the 5 over one, and multiply the numerator and denominator by the same thing so 5*5 and 1*5. This give you a new fraction of 25/5, which was the original amount of 5 gallons. Then you subtract the original amount from the amount drank after 6 days, so 25/5 - 18/5= 7/5. Then you make the improper fraction into a mixed number, divide 7 by 5 to get 2 1/5 gallons.

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:56pmStart: 5 gallons of water

Drank: 3/5 each day for 6 days, or 3/5 x

6/1=18/5

Subtract what was drank from the 5 gallons

2 ways to do this:

IMPROPER FRACTION:

5/1 minus 18/5=25/5-18/5=7/5 or 1 2/5

MIXED FRACTION WHERE WHOLE NUMBER IS RENAMED:

5 minus 3 3/5 = 4 5/5 - 3 3/5 = 1 2/5

Started with 5 gallons, drank 3 3/5 gallons, so 1 2/5 gallons was left at the end of 6 days.

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**Big Mom**, Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9:00pmStart: 5 gallons of water

Drank: 3/5 each day for 6 days, or 3/5 x

6/1=18/5

Subtract what was drank from the 5 gallons

2 ways to do this:

IMPROPER FRACTION:

5/1 minus 18/5=25/5-18/5=7/5 or 1 2/5

MIXED FRACTION WHERE WHOLE NUMBER IS RENAMED:

5 minus 3 3/5 = 4 5/5 - 3 3/5 = 1 2/5

Started with 5 gallons, drank 3 3/5 gallons, so 1 2/5 gallons was left at the end of 6 days.

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