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Peter's family ordered a 12-slice pizza for dinner. Peter ate one slice and shared another slice equally with his brother Paul. What fraction of the pizza did Peter eat? | Peter's family ordered a 12-slice pizza for dinner. Peter ate one slice and shared another slice equally with his brother Paul. What fraction of the pizza did Peter eat? | ||
− | <math> \textbf{(A)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}{24}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}{12}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}8\qquad\textbf{(D)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}6\qquad\textbf{(E)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}4 </math> | + | <math> \textbf{(A)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}{24}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}{12}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}{8}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}{6}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\hspace{.05in}\frac{1}{4} </math> |
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+ | ==Solution== | ||
+ | Peter ate <math>1 + \frac{1}{2} = \frac{3}{2}</math> slices. The pizza has <math> 12 </math> slices total. Taking the ratio of the amount of slices Peter ate to the amount of slices in the pizza, we find that Peter ate <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{1}{8}}</math> of the pizza. | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
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Peter's family ordered a 12-slice pizza for dinner. Peter ate one slice and shared another slice equally with his brother Paul. What fraction of the pizza did Peter eat?
Solution
Peter ate slices. The pizza has slices total. Taking the ratio of the amount of slices Peter ate to the amount of slices in the pizza, we find that Peter ate of the pizza.
See Also
2012 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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