# Spencer has 1/3 pound of nuts. He divides the nuts equally into 4 bags. What fraction of a pound of nuts is in each bag?

May 21, 2018

$\frac{1}{12}$ of a pound of nuts per bag.

#### Explanation:

Here, we need to share $\frac{1}{3}$ of a pound of nuts between four bags, so each bag contains:

$\frac{1}{3} \setminus \text{lbs} \div 4$

$= \frac{1}{3} \setminus \text{lbs} \cdot \frac{1}{4}$

$= \frac{1}{12} \setminus \text{lbs}$