Question #bfe0e

1 Answer
Oct 18, 2016

Answer:

#14# statues

Explanation:

The biggest issue with word problems is trying to decide which operation to do.

Let's write a similar story with easier numbers.
Mary is making up sweet packets. She has 36 sweets left and want to put 4 sweets in each packet. How many packets can she make?

She is sharing out the sweets and using 4 at a time in each packet.
It is a division:

#36div 4 = 9# She can make up 9 packets.

In the same way, Diana has #7/8# of a tin pf paint. Each statue needs #1/16# so she will share out the paint she has between the statues.

It is a division.

#7/8 div 1/16" "larr# change divide to multiply and invert

=#7/cancel8 xx cancel16^2/1" "larr# cancel

Multiply straight across:

#7xx2= 14#

She can paint #14# statues.