Chapter 2.I, Problem 42RE

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Textbook Problem

Section I • Understanding and working with Fractions

A 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

Explanation

**Given Information:**

Total slices of cake available is

**Calculation:**

Now, slices of cake available is

So, eaten part of cake is

To reduce the eaten part in lowest form

Consider the fraction,

Now, both numerator

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

New fraction comes out as

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