# Emma drank 1/4 of a milk shake in 1/12 of a minute. How many minutes will it take her to drink a full milk shake?

Oct 28, 2016

It wold take Emma $\frac{1}{3}$ of a minute or 20 seconds to drink the entire milk shake.

#### Explanation:

Assuming Emma doesn't take any breaks and drinks the entire milk shake at the same rate as she drank the first $\frac{1}{4}$, the ratio for solving this problem is:

$\frac{\frac{1}{12}}{\frac{1}{4}} = \frac{t}{1}$

or

$t = \frac{4}{12}$

or

$t = \frac{1}{3}$