Math
posted by Robert .
I have a word problem with fractions.
Anna estimated that her brother Nick ate about 1/3 of an apple pie, her brother Matt ate 5/8 of the pie, and she ate about 1/4 of the pie. How might you convince Anna that her estimates do not make sense? Be sure to show every step of your work. Explain your answer in a detailed write up using I think the answer is, I think this because and I figured this out by...
Thank you.

1/3 = 8/24
5/8 = 15/24
1/4 = 6/24
________________________
Total=29/24
That's about 1 1/4 pies
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

fractions
fraction word problem. please advise on how to work the problem Phillip and Jane had a pie each. Phippip ate 1/4 of his and Jane ate more of the pie than Phillip. Which fraction of his pie could Jane have eaten. Possible answers: 2/5 … 
Math
Mom served apple pie. John ate 1/2 of the pie. Thomas ate 1/4 of the pie. How much of the pie was eaten? 
math
sam said if he ate half of a pie and ava ate a fourth of the pie then threefourths of the pie will have been eaten 
Math
John ate some pie for lunch. He left 2/3 of the pie. Jerry ate 1/2 of the remaining pie. How much pie did Jerry eat? 
4 grade math
gina ate 1/6 of an apple pie. Greg ate 1/2 of the same apple pie. how much of the apple pie was left 
Math
Jim ate 3/8 of pie and Jung ate 0.25 of the same pie. Shade the amounte that Jim and Jung ate. Who ate more pie? 
Math
Dylan ate 0.4 of the his brother ate 3/10 of the pie Who ate more 
Fractions
Paul's dad made a turkey pot pie for dinner on Wednesday. The family ate 4/8 of the pie. On Thursday, Paul ate 2/16 of pie for a snack. What fraction of the pie remains? 
math
Pauls dad made a turkey pot pie for dinner on Wednesday. The family ate 4/8 of the pie. On thursday after school, Paul ate 2/16 of the pie for a snack. What fraction of the pie remained? 
Math
Gina ate 1/6 of an apple pie.Greg ate 1/2 of the same pie.How much of the apple pie was left?