Rick has 1/2 of a footlong sub left from yesterday. He ate 1/3 of the leftover sandwich as a snack. What fraction of the entire sandwich did he eat as a snack?
He ate another
He ate one third of the half that he had.
That's the English sorted!
Now for the maths. IT is exactly the same.
as soon as you see the denominators of 2 and 3 you should realise that you are working with sixths.
The original footlong was
Half was eaten, meaning that of the
One third is eaten, so three-sixths divided by 3 is