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Ruby the cat eats 3/5 (fraction) tin of cat food each day.
What is the least number of tins that need to be brought in any one week?
You would need 5 tins because:
In 1 day she eats 3/5 of a tin
In 2 days she eats 1 tin and 1/5 of a tin
In 3 days she eats 1 tin and 4/5 of a tin
In 4 days she eats 2 tins and 2/5 of a tin
In 5 days she eats 3 tins
In 6 days she eats 3 tins and 3/5 of a tin
In 7 days she eats 4 tins and 1/5 of a tin
Therefore you would need 5 tins
I hope you understand if you are still stuck just comment and I will reply :)
i kind of get it but more explaining would help me. but thanks anyways.
okay all you have to do is,
3/5 x 7 = 21/5
now that will become 4 whole tins and 1/5 extra in terms of mixed fractions. therefore you will need 5 tins because you cant just use 4.
i hope that makes sense :D
makes a bit more sense
Your welcome :D