Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-1 Variables and Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 52


If you have 40 candy bars and h friends, how many candy bars does each friend get?

Work Step by Step

This question asks us to use $\frac{40}{h}$ to create a word problem. If we remember how division works, the numerator is our total, and the denominator is how many groups we split it between, and the quotient is how many each group gets. In this case, we have 40 candy bars split between h friends. If we plug in h=5 (5 friends), then you get 8, so each friend would get 8 candy bars.
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