Mr. Jones bought 6 and 2/7 lb. of salmon. He cooked 1/5 of it for lunch. How much salmon did he have for lunch?

Mr. Jones bought 6 and 2/7 lb. of salmon. He cooked 1/5 of it for lunch. How much salmon did he have for lunch?

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  1. The amount of the salmon left after Mr Jones used some part is
    • 5 and 1/35 lb

    How to find the amount left

    Total amount of salmon  bought is 6 and 2/7 lb = 6 2/7 lb
    The amount used is 1/5 of the amount Mr Jones bought
    = 1/5 * 6 2/7
    = 44 / 35
    = 1 9/35
    = 1.257
    The amount left is calculated by subtraction
    = 6 2/7 – 1 9/35
    = 176 / 35
    = 5 1/35
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