Posted by Jerald on .
At the regional swim meet the swimmer with the fastest time finished in 2 5/6 minutes. The last place finisher has a time of 4 2/3 minutes. What was the difference in minutes between the first and last place?
A.2 1/6
B.1 5/6
C.2 1/5
D.1 1/6
B?
Farmer Brown has a farm of 75 acres. He planted 5 2/3 acres in corn and 4 7/8 acres in wheat. He used the rest as grazing land. Which expression can be used to find how much more land was planted corn than in wheat?
A.75(5 2/3+4 7/8)
B.5 2/3+4 7/8
C.75+ 5 2/3+ 4 7/8
D?

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Your first answer is right.
What is D in the second question? 
Math 
Jerald,
5 2/3 4 7/8

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Right.

Math 
Jerald,
Tara's distance relay team won the area competition by running a total of 44 3/4 miles. If Janet ran 15.5 miles and Bri ran 16 miles how many miles did Tara run>
A.44.5
B.28 3/4
C.47.75
D.13 1/4
C? 
Math 
Ms. Sue,
No. Read the problem again.

Math 
Jerald,
A?

Math 
Jerald,
But when I divide 179 into 4 I get 44.75

Math 
Ms. Sue,
You don't divide.
how many miles did Tara run? 
Math 
Jerald,
Am I suppose to turn 44 3/4 into a decimal?

Math 
Ms. Sue,
You can. It's easier working with decimals than with fractions.

Math 
Jerald,
D?

Math 
Jerald,
Wait I got it thank you

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Yes, D is correct.