erika_joille Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #1 Nov 3, 2011, 06:01 AM
Word problem involving dividing and multiplying fractions?
A farmer has 3 daughters and 7 1/4 hectares of land.he gave 2/5 of it to the youngest daughter.3/5 of what remains to the next youngest and what remained to the eldest.how much land did each daughter received?
 ebaines Posts: 12,132, Reputation: 1307 Expert #2 Nov 3, 2011, 06:20 AM
Erika: let's start with this - can you tell us how many acres the youngest daughter received (two fifths of seven-and-a-quarter equals what)? Then after that, how many acres were left for the other two daughters? Post back with answers to those 2 questions and we can go from there.
 creahands Posts: 2,854, Reputation: 195 Ultra Member #3 Nov 3, 2011, 07:32 AM
Divide 7.25 by 5 and multiply by 2. This will give first answer.

Subtract answer from original amount. Divide this answer by 5 and multiply by 3. This will give 2nd answer.

Chuck
 selveena_ Posts: 8, Reputation: 1 New Member #4 Nov 5, 2011, 11:44 PM
Steps
[1]multiply 0.4 and 7.25 to find the share of the youngest daugther
[3]multiply this answer and 0.6 to find the share of the next youngest daughter
[5]the answer obtained is the share of the eldest daughter

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