Posted by **Jerald** on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:02pm.

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?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:05pm
Your first answer is right.

What is D in the second question?

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**Jerald**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:10pm
5 2/3- 4 7/8

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:27pm
Right.

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**Jerald**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:30pm
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?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:33pm
No. Read the problem again.

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**Jerald**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:38pm
A?

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**Jerald**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:42pm
But when I divide 179 into 4 I get 44.75

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:09pm
You don't divide.

**how many miles did Tara run?**

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**Jerald**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:11pm
Am I suppose to turn 44 3/4 into a decimal?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:13pm
You can. It's easier working with decimals than with fractions.

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**Jerald**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:22pm
D?

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**Jerald**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:23pm
Wait I got it thank you

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1:28pm
Yes, D is correct.

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