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Posted by on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:47pm.

Becky found $2.00 in her back pocket when she got dressed this morning. She went to the grocery store with her mom and bought a large bag of Skittles. When she got home, she sorted them by color. The chart below shows how many of each color she had.
Red 20
Orange 20
Yellow 17
Green 13
Purple 10

She ate all of her red and purple Skittles first. What fraction of her Skittles did she eat? Simplify the fraction, if possible
3/8?

Ms.Sue, earlier you said the answer was 5/8, right?

  • Math - , Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:54pm

    No.

    Please read all of my response carefully.

    http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1331243437

  • Math - , Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:17pm

    She then ate half of the remaining Skittles and saved the rest. What fraction of the bag of Skittles did she save? Simplify the fraction,if possible
    Is this one 5/16?

  • Math - , Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:21pm

    Right.

  • Math - , Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:27pm

    On the first question is it 3/8? Cause what I did was add 20 and 10 and I got 30. Than I added all of the Skittles and got 80. So the fraction was 30/80 and I simplified that to 3/8

  • Math - , Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:32pm

    Yes. The first answer is 3/8

  • Math - , Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:39pm

    Ok Thanks! On this question:She then ate half of the remaining Skittles and saved the rest. What fraction of the bag of Skittles did she save? Simplify the fraction,if possible
    Did I have to simplify 25/80 to get 5/16? If I did where was I suppose to get 25/80 from cause I thought it was 30/80. I thought I had to find what was half of 30 so I got 15/80 than simplified that to 3/16.

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