##### 5th grade math word problem

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Mr. Sommers spent 10 minutes of his 50 minute math period reviewing homework. Mr. Young spent 12 minutes of his 60 minute math period reviewing homework.  Which teacher spent a greater fraction of his math period reviewing homework?

Sep 10th, 2015

The goal is to first put what you know.

Mr. Sommers spent 10 minutes of his 50 minute math period. So his fraction before simplified is 10/50.

Mr. Young spent 12 minutes of his 60 minute math period. So his fraction before it is simplified is 12/60.

 Mr. Sommers Mr. Young 10/50= 2/5divide both by five 12/60=2/10Divide both by five With fractions, whatever has a largerdenominator is the smaller fraction. Therefore Mr. Sommers used a greater fraction of time Or whatever has the smaller denominator is the bigger fraction

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Sep 10th, 2015

I meant for Mr. Young *divide both by 6*

Sep 10th, 2015

Thank you so much, have a great night.

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