# math

calvin buys 3/5 pound of ground beef. he divides the beef into 6 equal portions.
a)find the weight of 1 portion of beef.
b)fin the weight of 4 portions of beef.

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1. 3/(5*6) = 3/30 = 1/10 = 0.1
times 4 = 0.4

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posted by Damon
2. (3/5)/ 6 = (3/5) * (1/6) = 3/30 = 1/10

(1/10) * 4 = ?

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3. 1/40?

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posted by Shohanur
4. No.

That answer doesn't even make sense.

Please study Damon's and my answers.

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5. 2/5

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posted by Shohanur
6. much better 2/5 = 4/10 = 0.4

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posted by Damon
7. Right.

4 portions weighs 2/5 of a pound.

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8. I don't get how I did that

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posted by Shohanur
9. Both the numerator and the denominator of 4/10 are divisible by 2.

4/10 = 2/5

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10. oh

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posted by Shohanur
11. 1/10*4/1=4/10=2/5

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posted by Shohanur
12. Yay! You've got it!

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13. devon buys a plot of land with the area of 5/6 square kilometer. he divides the land equally into 4 smaller plots of land. what is the total area of 3 of the smaller plots of land?

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posted by Shohanur
14. (5/6) / 4
(5/6) * 1/4 = ______ total area of each of the plots

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15. 3 not 4

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posted by Shohanur
16. This is your first step:

he divides the land equally into 4 smaller plots of land.

Then take 3/4 of that number to answer the question.

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17. (5/6) * (3/4) =

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18. 1/4

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posted by Cb hfs
19. 2 2/5

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20. So what's the answer

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posted by Manuel

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