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The Best Fraction Problem! Bailley and Moriah made 64 goals in a game. 3/8 of the shots were blocked. How many shots were blocked?

Article posted February 22, 2012 at 10:27 AM • comment (9) • Reads 194 • Return to Blog List

Kevin First I multiplied 3/8 so it's 3*8 and that is 24 and 64 goals were scored but 3/8 of the goals were blocked so 64 minus 24 is 40 so 40 goals were scored.
Comment Posted on February 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM by KevinB691

Bailley's thinking:
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!

Thank You for solving my problem! The answer is 0.5 because 3/2=1.5 and 1.5-1.0=0.5. Good try!

Comment Posted on February 23, 2012 at 10:52 AM by JackL712

24 because I did 8x7=56 then I did 8x8=64 goals and 8x3=24...tada!!! the answer.
Comment Posted on February 23, 2012 at 10:41 AM by BrendanM475

24 shots were blocked because 64 divided by 8 is 8 and 8 times 3 is 24.
Comment Posted on February 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM by GeorgiaM788

24 shots were blocked. One-eighth of 64 is eight, so three-eighths would be 24. So 24 shots were blocked.
Comment Posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM by MoriahB689

24 shots were blocked! This problem was not that hard, but, it took me 2 minutes to solve it! Try Parker B's problem!
Comment Posted on February 22, 2012 at 06:17 PM by GaizkaB685

24 shots were blocked. 64/8=8 then times 3 and that gets you 24.
Comment Posted on February 22, 2012 at 04:06 PM by JordanR729

64/8=8 and 3x8= 24
Comment Posted on February 22, 2012 at 03:33 PM by RayevinnM222

I think the answer is 24. 64/8=8 and 8x3=24
Comment Posted on February 22, 2012 at 03:32 PM by JackL712