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|Posté le: Mer 1 Nov - 17:19 (2017) Sujet du message: Fraction problem when no total given
Hope it is okay for me to ask help on this question which I need to understand on how to figure it out before teaching my child (age 9, yr 5 in UK):
"Three eights of a park is laid out in gardens and 2/5 is set aside for games. What fraction of the park is set aside for other purposes"
Are they saying that from the 3/8, 2/5 is used for games - as in an overlap or 3/8 is dedicated for gardens and then 2/5 for games, in the second case how can we do an "of" without knowing the total unit (say for example acres).
Any help will be highly appreciated.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.
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