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?

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

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

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

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