Posted by **Sally** on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 4:38pm.

If there is 1/6 of a cake and Mitchell only wants 3/12 of it, how much of the cake does he want

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 4:39pm
(1/6) * (3/12) = 3/72 = 1/24

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**Sally**, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:02pm
I am not sure why you multiplied. Can you explain that. Thank you

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:08pm
The word "of" means multiply.

Please give me a quarter of a dollar.

1/4 * 1 = 1/4

He read half of the 300 pages.

1/2 * 300 = 300/2 = 150

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**Sally**, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:19pm
Thank you

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:03pm
You're welcome.

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