Posted by **Zay** on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 8:19pm.

Jen and Heather went to lunch. When the bill came, Jen discovered she had only $8. Luckily, Heather had enough money to pay the other part, 3/5, of the bill.

How much did Heather pay?

How much was the total bill?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, November 29, 2010 at 8:32pm
(2/5)x = 8

x = 8 / (2/5)

x = (8/1) * (5/2)

x = 40/2

x = 20

The total bill is $20.

20 - 8 = ?

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**Zay**, Monday, November 29, 2010 at 8:53pm
Thank you so much!!

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, November 29, 2010 at 8:54pm
You're very welcome.

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**math**, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:20pm
you are using 2/5 but the problem say 3/5

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**Kate**, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:37pm
can you explain how you figures out Heather's portion of the bill

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