fractional situations
Solve the following situation without using any kind of computational algorithm.
 Someone ate 1/10 of a pizza. If you eat 2/3 of what is left, how much of the whole pizza have you eaten?
 Andrea had 1/3 of a birthday cake. She ate ¼ of her portion of cake. What portion of the whole cake did Andrea eat?
 Trevor had 2/3 of a lawn to cut when he left for lunch. He cut ¼ of it before his afternoon break. What portion of the whole lawn did he cut between lunch and break time?
 When the boys came home from school, they had glasses of milk. Brandon drank 1/5 of the container of milk. Jerome drank 3/4 of what was left. How much of the container of milk did Jerome drink?
Describe your approaches to solving each problem.
(Source: Adapted from Van de Walle and Lovin, 2006)
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