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The Best Fraction Problem! Jack skied 1/2 way down a 3 mile slope. The ski lodge is 1 mile from the bottom. How far does he have left to get to the ski lodge?

Article posted February 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM • comment (5) • Reads 187 • Return to Blog List

Jack's thinking: I think the answer is 24. 64/8=8 and 3*8=24.

Bailley's response: You are right Jack! That's how you get the answer too! I hope that you have fun with other problems! Bye!

Comment Posted on February 24, 2012 at 02:42 PM by BailleyG697

That was really good Jack. I liked how you did it because I understood it . The answer is 0.5 miles left.
Comment Posted on February 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM by JustinH704

2.5 Miles
3 divided by 2 equals 1.5+1=2.5

2.5 miles!

Comment Posted on February 22, 2012 at 08:38 PM by JeremyM717

This problem was easy for me because I did 1/2 * 3/1 = 3/2. When I got that, I turned it into a mixed fraction and got 1 1/2 miles to go. I hope that people have a fun time figuring out this problem! Bye!
Comment Posted on February 22, 2012 at 05:16 PM by BailleyG697

3/2=1and 1/2 and 1+1/2+1= 2 and 1/2
Comment Posted on February 22, 2012 at 03:54 PM by RayevinnM222