A bakery makes 15 pies. They sell pieces that are 1/4 of the pie. How many pieces can they sell from 15 pies? How do you write an expression and solve?
There are 15 pies (let
Let y be the number of pieces they can sell in total
Each pie can be sold in 4 pieces:
See a solution process below:
Let's call the number of pieces we are looking for:
We can then write and solve this equation using ratios:
15 pies would produce 60 pieces to sell.