Word Problems with Fractions

At Thanksgiving dinner, there is a pumpkin pie for dessert. Kaitlyn eats 1/4 0f the pie, then 1/4 of the remaining pie. How much pie is left?

1 x 1/4 = 1/4 (how much pie Kaitlyn eats the 1st time)

1 – 1/4 = 3/4 (how much pie is left after Kaitlyn eats 1/4)

3/4 x 1/4 = 3/16 (how much pie Kaitlyn eats the 2nd time)

3/4 – 3/16

= 3 x 4/4 x 4 – 3/16

= 12/16 – 3/16

= 9/16 (how much pie is left after Kaitlyn eats the 2nd time)

9/16 of the pie is left.

 

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