Posted by running.from.myself 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  Ms. Sue, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:54pm
No.
Please read all of my response carefully.
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Math  running.from.myself, 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  Ms. Sue, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:21pm
Right.

Math  running.from.myself, 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  Ms. Sue, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:32pm
Yes. The first answer is 3/8

Math  running.from.myself, 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.