# Logan bought 15 balloons. Four-fifths of the balloons are purple. How many of the balloons are purple?

May 19, 2016

Twelve of the fifteen balloons are purple.

#### Explanation:

Multiply $15$ by $\frac{4}{5}$.

$15 \times \frac{4}{5}$

Simplify by multiplying 15 times 4.

$\frac{60}{5}$

Simplify.

$12$

The following is an alternate method.

$15 \times \frac{4}{5}$

Simplify.

${\cancel{15}}^{\textcolor{red}{3}} / 1 \times \frac{4}{\cancel{5}} ^ \textcolor{red}{1}$

Simplify by multiplying $3$ times $4$.

$12$