Question #efac1

1 Answer
Oct 8, 2017

Answer:

Malia

Explanation:

It would be easier to compare the two amounts if the fractions have the same denominator. To do this, we:

- Convert the mixed fractions to improper fractions

Malia:
#1 1/3 = 4/3#

John:
#1 2/5 = 7/5#

- Find the LCD (Lowest Common Denominator) and convert the fractions accordingly

LCD #= 3 * 5 = 15#

Malia:
#4/3 = (5 * 4)/15 = (20)/15#

John:
#7/5 = (3 * 7)/15 = (21)/15#

Since, we know they have the same amount of seeds initially, we can just compare the amounts left to see who ate more. The less amount left, the more that person ate .

#(20)/15 < (21)/15#

#:. #Malia ate more sunflower seeds.