Posted by **Steven Hernandez** on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:09pm.

on friday natalie ran 1/2 mile. if she ran further on saturday, which fraction could represent the distance she ran on saturday? 2/5 mi, 3/6 mi, 3/8 mi, 4/6 mi

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:13pm
Your teacher probably wants you to find the common multiple of 2, 5, 6, and 8.

The simpler way is to convert each of these fractions to decimals.

1/2 = 0.5

2/5 = 0.4

3/6 = 0.5

3/8 = 0.375

4/6 = 0.67

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**Steven Hernandez**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:34pm
please show how you converted

1/2 = 0.5

2/5 = 0.4

3/6 = 0.5

3/8 = 0.375

4/6 = 0.67

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:43pm
I used a calculator and divided the numerator by the denominator.

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**Steven Hernandez**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:46pm
so if she ran further on saturday?

what am i looking for?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:55pm
You're looking for the distance she ran on Saturday.

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**Steven Hernandez**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:06pm
yes how do you do that? please show me how that is done? how do i find what she ran on saturday?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:08pm
Which decimal is larger than 0.5?

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**Steven Hernandez**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:09pm
are you just doubling what she ran on friday?

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**Steven Hernandez**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:10pm
4/6 = 0.67

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:19pm
The question just asks how far she ran on Saturday.

You're answer of 4/6 is correct.

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**Steven Hernandez**, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:48pm
thank you it makes sense.

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