# You exercise for 3/4 of an hour. You jump rope for 1/3 of that time. In simplest form, what fraction of the hour do you spend jumping rope?

Mar 25, 2018

You spend $\frac{1}{4}$ of the hour jumping rope.

#### Explanation:

The question states that $\frac{1}{3}$ of $\frac{3}{4}$ of an hour is spent jumping rope.

To find this fraction, multiply $\frac{3}{4}$ by $\frac{1}{3}$.

$\frac{3}{4} \cdot \frac{1}{3} = \frac{3}{12} = \frac{1}{4}$

Another way to look at the question is this:

$\frac{3}{4} = \frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{4}$

So one third of $\frac{3}{4}$ is $\frac{1}{4}$