# After several weeks on the phone, you are averaging about 175 calls per shift. Approximately how many calls would you make during 2 1/4  shifts?

Apr 9, 2017

$2 \frac{1}{4} \text{ shifts "=394" calls}$ to the nearest 1 call

#### Explanation:

$1 \text{ shift "=175" calls}$

Multiply both sides by $2 \frac{1}{4} \to \frac{9}{4}$

$\frac{9}{4} \times 1 \text{ shift "=9/4xx175" calls}$

$2 \frac{1}{4} \text{ shifts } = 393 \frac{3}{4}$

Notice that the question uses the word 'approximately' this gives you a little leeway.

But $\frac{3}{4}$ of a call is still a call so call it 394 calls in total

You must define the precision (to the nearest 1 call).

$2 \frac{1}{4} \text{ shifts "=394" calls}$ to the nearest 1 call