# Maya ate 0.4 of her 8 inch pie. Nicole ate 0.5 of her 8 inch pie. How much more did Nicole eat than Maya?

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Nicole ate

#### Explanation:

The problem says the Mya ate 0.4 of her 8 inch apple pie. Well 0.4 is equal to

Since there is an "of" after 0.4, this means we need to multiply the fraction with 8. Because "of", means to multiply,

Because 8 is equal to 8/1, the problem would become:

So for Mya , she ate

Same with Nicole, she ate 0.5 of her 8 inch pie. Meaning she ate

From here, we need to figure out how many more times Nicole ate pie than Mya. So we would do :

Because we are dividing fractions, we need to use the keep, switch, and flip method. To do that, we keep the first number(4), switch the operation to multiplication, and then flip the last number (

So then,

So Nicole ate

We can also look at this logically to save me a lot of mathematical symbols: comparing Nicole *quantity* pie eating, the ratio is

#### Explanation:

Both girls started with an

Mya

To answer the question, we compare

Nicole ate more than Mya at a rate of