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# help needed with fractions

looking for help with these questions. 180 sweets 120 are gums what fraction is this ? 80 sweets 12 are mints what fraction is this? daughter struggling with homework. many thanks.

first one is 2/3

2/3rds, 3/20ths

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120/180 = 12/18 = 6/9 = 2/3

12/80 = 6/40 = 3/20

the other is 3/20
haha was a bit slow with the 2nd

120 out of 180 is 2/3 (two thirds)
12 out of 80 is 3/20 (three twentieths).

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the key to solving fractions is just divide them to their lowst amounts... so halving or dividing by 3 usually helps! I take it your daughter is super young.. as those were easy!

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thank you.

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second one is 3/20

LOL.... too slow! ^^^^^

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thanks to all. yes she is young.

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thanks to all. yes she is young.

I used to find this company of book really really helpful... they sell their books all over the place including waterstones and probably at your daughter's school!

get one in a subject she has trouble in and see if she likes it... and if she does get her some for the rest of her subjects.. I used them for GCSEs and I came away with 13GCSEs :thumbsup:

brightminds.co.uk/sho…564

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thanks will have a look.