Share

## Several batches of stew were made yesterday. Each batch required 1 and two-thirds pounds of meat. All together, 10 and StartFraction 5 over

Question

Several batches of stew were made yesterday. Each batch required 1 and two-thirds pounds of meat. All together, 10 and StartFraction 5 over 6 EndFraction pounds of meat was used. Janice tried to find the number of batches of stew made. Her work is shown below.

10 and StartFraction 5 over 6 EndFraction divided by 1 and two-thirds = StartFraction 65 over 6 EndFraction divided by five halves = StartFraction 65 over 6 EndFraction times StartFraction 2 over 5 EndFraction = StartFraction 130 over 30 EndFraction = 4 and one-third

When she checked the answer by estimating, it did not make sense. What error did Janice make?

in progress
0

Mathematics
3 years
2021-08-30T10:49:58+00:00
2021-08-30T10:49:58+00:00 2 Answers
100 views
0
## Answers ( )

Answer:Step 2

1 2/3 was converted as 5/2 instead of 5/3

Step-by-step explanation:Number of batches6.5Solution by Janice:5/2Error made at step 2:StartFraction 65 over 6 EndFraction divided by five halves = StartFraction 65 over 6 EndFraction times StartFraction 2 over 51 2/3 was converted as 5/2 instead of 5/3

Answer:A

Step-by-step explanation: