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    Default Maths question?? this is doin my head in.

    Just helping my 11 yo daughter with her maths homework and guess what...yeh right i'm stuck with one,does'nt take much for me mind,so in that vein i implore you worthy mathamaticians amongst us to help me out...so hear is the question...

    Sally has 450m left to run in a 3600m race.What fraction of the race has she allready run.

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    7/8ths

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    one eight

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    7/8ths

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    sorry....my mistake...having re-read the question and spotted the other replies she has one eight (1/8th) of the race left to run and has run seven eights (7/8th's) of the race.

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    7/8ths

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    Right chaps cheers for replys,but can any one enlighten me as to how they arrived at the answer..cus i need to know so i can tell my daughter .thanks.

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    900m would have been a quarter. so half of that again.

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    7/8ths. Divide 3600 by 450 and it gives you 8, but take one away (because she hasn't ran that one yet ) and you're left with 7.
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    3600 / 450 = 8 therefore she has covered 7/8th's of the race

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