MATH Fractions

Taylor baked a cake to serve after dinner.
Suppose she cut the cake into 8 equal size pieces and 6 people ate all the pieces. Explain how they could have divided the pieces so that everyone ate the same amount of cake. You make show your work in a drawing.

How do you work this out and get the answer?

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  1. look for common multiple of 6 and 8
    6 = 2*3
    8 = 2*2*2
    so we need 2*2*2*3 = 24
    so divide each of the 8 pieces by 3
    then each piece is 1/24 of the pie
    then give each person 4 of those or 4/24 or 1/6

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    posted by Damon
  2. thanks damon, can you help on this one as well please?

    Suppose there are 2 pieces of the cake left over,but you don't know how many pieces were in the whole cake. Explain how you could find the number of pieces in the whole cake if Taylor told you 1/6 of the cake was left. You may show your work in a drawing.
    How you get the answer and draw?

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    posted by Camille
  3. I did that one a few minutes ago.

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    posted by Damon
  4. I think that the answer is going to be the number 48

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  5. the answer for 2 is 48

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    posted by lilly
  6. 1\6

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