Rodrigo's fish bowl holds 7/8 gallon of water. It is 1/2 full now. How much water is in it?

1 Answer
Dec 20, 2016

Answer:

#g = 7/16#

Explanation:

We can rewrite this problem as:

What is #1/2# of #7/8# gallons of water?

When dealing with fractions the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

We can also let the answer we are looking for be #g#.

So, in mathematical terms we can rewrite this as:

#g = 1/2 xx 7/8#

#g = (1 xx 7)/(2 xx 8)#

#g = 7/16#