Elementary Math – John is building a patio. Each section requires 2/3 of a cubic yard of concrete.?

… The concrete truck holds two and 1/4 cubic yards of concrete. If there is not enough for a full section at the end, John can put in a divider and make a partial section. How many sections can John makes with the concrete in the truck?

4 Comments on “Elementary Math – John is building a patio. Each section requires 2/3 of a cubic yard of concrete.?

  1. I never prefer mix fractions so lets write two 1/4 as [(2*4)+1]/4 = 9/4

    Now, we simply have to divide total available cubuc yards of concrete by the amount needed for a single sections

    so number of sections = (9/4) / (2/3)
    = 9/4 * 3/2 = 27/8
    We can change this back to a mix fraction three 3/8

    So John can make three full sections and 1 partial section, 3/8 th of a section

  2. No. of sections = 2¼ / ⅔

    No. of sections :-

    9/4
    ——
    2/3

    27
    —–
    8

    No. of complete sections = 3

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