Billy needs to read 500 minutes this week for his English class. He is going to read 6 days. If he already reads 15 minutes every day, how many additional minutes does he need each day to read at least 500 minutes?

1 Answer
Feb 14, 2017

Answer:

#68. bar(3)#

Explanation:

Firstly, you need to work out how many minutes he is already reading for; in this case, you do #15# multiplied by #6# which is

#15 xx 6 = 90#

Then to work out how many minutes more he needs to read, you do

#500 - 90 = 410#

Finally, to work out how many minutes per day, you just divide #410# by the #6# days he's going to read for. So you get the answer of

#205/3 = 68. bar(3)#

Hopefully this helped...