Today we were told to anwer 5 questions from the paper that was givento us and we need to answer it into 2 different ways. In this scribe post 2 examples of the word problems are disscussed.

Q1:Andrea cur 62 1/2 inches of ribbon into 4 equal hair ribbons. How long was each hair ribbon?

Answer: Each ribbon would be 15 5/8 inches long.

Solution#1:

1. change mixed fraction to improper fraction

2. get the reciprocal of the divisor which is 4 becomes to 1/4

3. do multiplication

4. simplfy your answer

Solution#2:

1. change mixed faction to improper fraction before doing the ratio table.

2. on the right side divide 4 by 4 or multiply by 1/4 to get 1 as your answer.

3. on the left side do the same thing and simplfy your answer.

Q2:Dawn has 12 yards of silk. She needs 1 1/4 yards of silk to make one skirt. How many skirts can she make?

Answer: She can make 9 3/5 of skirts.

Solution#1:

1. change mixed fraction to improper fraction.

2. then get the reciprocal of the divisor which is 5/4 becomes 4/5.

3. multiply the fractions.

4. simplfy your answer.

Solution#2:

1. change the mixed fraction to improper fraction before doing the ratio table.

2. on the right side multiply 5/4 by 4 which gives you 20/4

3. then divide it by its denominator which is 5 and gives you the answer of 1.

4. do the same thing on the left side and simplfy your answer.

## 9 comments:

Good work, Karla. You did good on explaining on how you got the asnwers, and getting the neat pictures after it.

The steps are very easy to follow! I also like the picture because it shows the reciprocals in a clear way

i really like how you explain how you get the answer and good job

Good Job Karla, Nice way of explaining your answers with answers and by words!

nice scribe karla. its very easy to understand. nice explanations.

Good job on your scribe Karla. It is well done and very neat.

you did a great job on your scribe post..the explanations were understandable..keep up the good work, karla..!!

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