pls can you help on the following:

joe has eaten 2/5 of a pizza and sue has eaten 1/9 of a pizza..how many more times has joe eaten a pizza more than sue....the ans is 3/5 but i cannot do it..pls help

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- December 1st 2009, 11:39 AMjanvi anishwhos eaten more pizza?
pls can you help on the following:

joe has eaten 2/5 of a pizza and sue has eaten 1/9 of a pizza..how many more times has joe eaten a pizza more than sue....the ans is 3/5 but i cannot do it..pls help - December 1st 2009, 11:52 AMRaoh
- December 1st 2009, 11:55 AMjanvi anish
yes... joe only ate 2/5 of the pizza... not all of it...

- December 1st 2009, 11:58 AMRaoh
- December 1st 2009, 12:00 PMjanvi anish
i dont get it either... it was a question 4 my revision...

i think ur meant 2 do something with the 2 ans... (divide them... but it still doesnt get the correct ans... so i dont no how 2 work it out...) - December 1st 2009, 12:23 PMRaoh
well, is only what's left from joe's pizza(Rofl), .

- December 1st 2009, 12:52 PMSoroban
Hello, janvi anish!

Quote:

Joe has eaten of a pizza and Sue has eaten of a pizza.

How many more times has Joe eaten a pizza more than Sue?

The answer is . . . . . This is wrong!

We have: .

Joe has eaten times as much pizza as Sue ate.

- December 1st 2009, 01:56 PMjanvi anish
yes this is what we get also but on the answer it is saying 3/5 that is why we do not get it!!we have tried it many ways and get the same answer as you do but we think it is something to do with 'how many more times'

- December 1st 2009, 02:01 PMJameson
- December 1st 2009, 02:05 PMjanvi anish
yes thanks but again we have another one similar...

joe has eaten 4/5 of a pizza, jane 1/8 how many more times has joe eaten a pizza than jane..this says that the answer is 2/5...but again i do not get it.....

i am sure it is in the wording somewhere.... - December 1st 2009, 02:12 PMPaul46
- December 2nd 2009, 03:17 AMRaoh