Q:

Sarah‘s mom has 1/2 of a pot of chili left over after dinner she wants to divide it into three equal servings for lunch the next day what fractional part of the original pot of chili does each serving of left over chili represent

Accepted Solution

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Answer:[tex]\frac{1}{6}[/tex] part of the original pot will be served the next day lunch. Step-by-step explanation:Let us assume that x is the whole pot of chili. Now, Sarah's mom has [tex]\frac{1}{2}[/tex] of a pot of chili leftover after dinner. Therefore, she has [tex]\frac{x}{2}[/tex] part of the whole pot left. Again she wants to divide into three equal parts for servings for lunch the next day. Therefore, in each servings there will be [tex]\frac{x}{2 \times 3} = \frac{x}{6}[/tex] part of whole pot. Therefore, [tex]\frac{1}{6}[/tex] part of the original pot will be served the next day lunch. (Answer)