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

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May 19, 2016

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Twelve of the fifteen balloons are purple.

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Multiply #15# by #4/5#.

#15xx4/5#

Simplify by multiplying 15 times 4.

#60/5#

Simplify.

#12#

The following is an alternate method.

#15xx4/5#

Simplify.

#cancel15^color(red)3/1xx4/cancel 5^color(red)1#

Simplify by multiplying #3# times #4#.

#12#

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