# During the weekend, it snowed 2/5 of a foot of snow in 1/4 of the day. At that rate how much did it snow in an entire day?

May 12, 2018

During the weekend, it snowed $1 \frac{3}{5}$ feet in an entire day,
You already know that it snowed $\frac{2}{5}$ of a foot in a quarter of the day. You are trying to determine how much it snowed in an entire day, which is otherwise known as: how much it snowed in a whole day ($\frac{1}{1}$).
Since you know that the rate of the snowfall is $\frac{2}{5}$ of a foot for every quarter ($\frac{1}{4}$) of the day, you can just simply multiply by 4 to get the rate for the whole day because there are four quarters ($\frac{1}{4}$) in a whole ($1$)