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12 October, 10:11

A plane seats 480. If 3/4 of the seats were full, how many people were on the plane? (Multiplying Rational Numbers)

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  1. 12 October, 10:57
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    Your equation is just to multiply 480 by 3/4.

    Easy way to do these quick.

    480 (3/4) is the same as (480 * 3) / 4

    480 / 4 = 120

    By simplifying, you are left with just 120 * 3 in the numerator

    120 * 3 = 360

    There are 360 people on the plane.

    If you need to check your answer:

    360 / 480

    Take away the zeros at the end by dividing both by 10

    36 / 48

    Divide both by 6

    6 / 8

    Now divide by 2

    3 / 4
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