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Posted by **running.from.myself** on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:47pm.

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?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:54pmNo.

Please read all of my response carefully.

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

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**running.from.myself**, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:17pmShe 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?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:21pmRight.

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**running.from.myself**, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:27pmOn 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

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:32pmYes. The first answer is 3/8

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**running.from.myself**, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:39pmOk 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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