# Lawn Service spreads grass seed at a rate of 5 1/3 square yards in 4 hours low many square yards of seed does Lou spread per hour?

Jul 2, 2017

$1 \frac{1}{3}$sq yd per hour

#### Explanation:

First make $5 \frac{1}{3}$ improper.

$5 \cdot 3 = 15$

$15 + 1 = 16$

so $5 \frac{1}{3} = \frac{16}{3}$

Divide the rate by the time.

$\frac{16}{3} \cdot \frac{1}{4} = \frac{16}{12}$

$\frac{16}{12}$ reduces to $\frac{4}{3}$ or $1 \frac{1}{3}$sq yd per hour.