Sharon had 1 3/5 gallons of paint and used only 6/8 of that for a project. How many gallons of paint did she use?

Dec 4, 2016

1.2 gallons

Explanation:

1 3/5 = 1.6

$\frac{6}{8} \cdot 1 \frac{3}{5} = \frac{6}{8} \cdot \frac{1.6}{1}$

$= \frac{9.6}{8}$

$\frac{96}{8} = 12$

and therefore $\frac{9.6}{8} = \frac{12}{10} = 1.2$