5th grade math word problem

Mathematics
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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

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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= 2/5
divide both by five
12/60=2/10
Divide both by five

With fractions, whatever has a larger
denominator 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.

Sep 10th, 2015

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