Posted by James on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10:13pm.
It took mike 2 2/5 hours to drive home. His sister drove same distance in 3/8 of mikes time how long did the drive take mikes sister?

Math  Steve, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 12:17am
2 2/5 = 12/5
in these word problems, "of" means "times" as in half of 10 is 1/2 * 10
So, we have
3/8 * 12/5 = 36/40
while that is mathematically correct, it is normal to reduce fractions to lowest terms, by removing common factors from numerator and denominator. So, since
36/40 = 4*9/4*10 = 4/4 * 9/10,
and 4/4 = 1,
we end up with just 9/10.

Math  Todd, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 7:33am
2 2/5 hours is 132 minutes
132*3/8 is equal to 45 3/4 minutes

Math :(  Steve, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 8:30pm
2 1/5 hours is 132 minutes.
2 2/5 hours is 144 minutes . . .
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