Posted by Lisa on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 3:40pm.
Alfredo walked 24 miles in the walkathon. His friend Terence walked 1/3 as many miles. How many miles did Terence walk?
I really don't understand this problem could someone help me.

Math  Amy, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 3:43pm
Terence walked 1/3 as many miles as Alfredo so you divide 24 with 3. This equals 8. Therefore, Terence walked 8 miles.

Math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 3:44pm
Terence walked 1/3 as far as Alfredo.
(1/3) * (24/1) = 24/3 = 8 miles
Check: Terence walked 8 miles. Alfredo walked 24 miles.
3 times 8 = 24 
Math  Bree, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 3:47pm
Tara swam 5 lap at the pool. Canyon swam 15 laps.
Canyon swam ____ as many laps as Tara.
Tara swam _____ as many laps as Canyon.
I'm having problems with this one. Could someone help and show me how this is done. 
Math  Amy, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 3:50pm
Canyon swam 3 as many laps as tara
Tara swam 1/3 as many as Canyon