# Ms. Phillips ordered 56 pizzas for a school fundraiser. Of the pizzas ordered, 2/7 of them were pepperoni, 19 were cheese, and the rest were veggie pizzas. What fraction of the pizzas were veggie?

Mar 4, 2018

$\frac{3}{8}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{Total pizzas = 56}$

"Pepperoni pizzas" = 2/7 × 56 = 16

$\text{Cheese pizzas} = 19$

$\text{Veggie pizzas} = 56 - \left(16 + 19\right) = 21$

Let’s say $\text{x}$ fraction of total pizzas were veggie.

$\text{x of 56} = 21$

$\text{x} = \frac{21}{56} = \frac{3}{8}$

$\frac{3}{8}$ of total pizzas were veggie