Math

posted by .

Brenda and her family were driving to her grandmother’s house during a holiday. During the drive, Brenda fell asleep halfway through the trip. When she awoke, her family still had to travel half the distance that she had traveled while she was sleeping. For what fraction of the entire trip had Brenda been asleep?

Is the correct answer one half?

  • Math -

    No. She fell asleep 1/2 way through sleeping.That left 6/12 of the trip to go. She woke up and still had 1/2 of the distance she traveled while she slept so she had 1/3 of half way to go. which means she slept for 4/12 of the trip or 1/3.
    Your answer is 1/3

  • Math -

    1/3

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. math

    Brenda spent half her money at a store in the mall. At another store, she spent half her remaining money and $6 more. She had $2 left. How much did Brenda have when she arrived at the mall?
  2. math

    An airline passenger feel asleep halfway to her destination. When she awoke, the distance remaining was half the distance traveled while she slept. How much of the entire trip was she asleep?
  3. math

    an airline passanger fell asleep halfway to her destination. When she woke up, the distance remaining was half the distance traveled while she was asleep. What portion of the trip was she asleep?
  4. Algebra

    During a hurricane evacuation from the east coast of Georgia, a family traveled 260 miles west. For part of the trip, they averaged 70 mph, but as the congestion got bad, they had to slow to 20 mph. If the total time of travel was …
  5. MATH

    Brenda and her family were driving to her grandmother’s house during a holiday. During the drive, Brenda fell asleep halfway through the trip. When she awoke, her family still had to travel half the distance that she had traveled …
  6. MATH

    THANK YOU! Brenda and her family were driving to her grandmother’s house during a holiday. During the drive, Brenda fell asleep halfway through the trip. When she awoke, her family still had to travel half the distance that she had …
  7. Algebra

    During a hurricane evacuation from the east coast of Georgia, a family traveled west. For part of the trip, they averaged but as the congestion got bad, they had to slow to If the total time of travel was 7 hours, how many miles did …
  8. algebra

    Solve the problem. During a hurricane evacuation from the east coast of Georgia, a family traveled west. For part of the trip, they averaged but as the congestion got bad, they had to slow to If the total time of travel was 7 hours, …
  9. Algebra

    During a hurricane evacuation from the east coast of Georgia, a family traveled west. For part of the trip, they averaged but as the congestion got bad, they had to slow to If the total time of travel was 7 hours, how many miles did …
  10. Science

    b) Two families Mäkinen* and Nieminen* travel by cars a distance of 185 km. In the middle of the travel both have a break of 20 min. During driving family Nieminen has an average speed of 90 km/h. Family Mäkinen drives the first …

More Similar Questions