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Matt travels 2 and one half miles to get to school. this is 3 times the distance that Jen travels. how far does jen travel?

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1. 2.5 * 3 = ???

that is how you figure it out.

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2. let Jen's distance be x miles

3x = 2.5 = 5/2
x = 5/6 miles

check: what is 3 times Jen's distance?
3(5/6) = 15/6 = 5/2 = 2.5

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