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8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# Section I • Understanding and working with FractionsA wedding cake was cut into 40 slices. If 24 of the slices were eaten, what fraction represents the eaten portion of the cake? Reduce your answer to lowest terms.

To determine

To calculate: The fraction of 24 eaten slices of cake from the total 40 slices of cake and reduced the fraction part to lowest form.

Explanation

Given Information:

Total slices of cake available is 40 and eaten part of slices is 24.

Calculation:

Now, slices of cake available is 40 and eaten part of cake is 24

So, eaten part of cake is 2440.

To reduce the eaten part in lowest form

Consider the fraction, 2440

Now, both numerator 24 and denominator 40 of the given fraction is divisible by 4

So, divide both the numerator and the denominator of the given fraction by 4 separately

24÷440÷4=610

New fraction comes out as 610

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