# Problem Solving Question

• Nov 2nd 2012, 09:52 AM
MathDumb
Problem Solving Question
Hi there.

For some reason this question (which should be easy) Just isn't clicking with me.

"In foods class, a group of six students baked three pies. If each student ate 3/8's of the pie, how much pie is left over?"

Answers to this Question

A. 1 2/3
B. 1 1/4
C. 3/4
D. 1/2

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
• Nov 2nd 2012, 10:02 AM
Let 1 pie be 8/8, 3 pies are $3*\frac{8}{8}=\frac{24}{8}$, Since each child eats $\frac{3}{8}$ of a pie, six of them would eat $6*\frac{3}{8}=\frac{18}{8}$, now you can subtract part of pie that children ate from whole pie -> $\frac{24}{8}-\frac{18}{8}=\frac{6}{8}=\frac{3}{4}$. So the correct answer is (C).