# It requires 1/4 of a credit to play a video game for one minute. Emma has 7/8 credit. Can she play for more or less than one minute? Explain.

Nov 26, 2017

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#### Explanation:

$\frac{1}{4}$ = $\frac{2}{8}$. Okay so far?

So Emma can play for more than one minute. In fact, she can play for $\frac{\frac{7}{8}}{\frac{2}{8}} = \frac{7}{2} = 3.5$ minutes.

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Nov 26, 2017

She can play for more than a minute

#### Explanation:

You would want to start by dividing her total credit by the credit required.
$\frac{\frac{7}{8}}{\frac{1}{4}}$

Convert it to multiplication by flipping the fraction
$\left(\frac{7}{8}\right) \cdot \left(\frac{4}{1}\right)$

Simplify by removing the common 4
$\left(\frac{7}{2}\right) \cdot \left(\frac{1}{1}\right)$

Multiply the two fractions
=$\left(\frac{7}{2}\right)$

$\left(\frac{7}{2}\right)$ = $3 \left(\frac{1}{2}\right)$ which shows she can play for 3 and a $\frac{1}{2}$ minute.
So yes, she can play for more than one minute.