# I need assistance with word problem

#### green11

(problem)

Sam picked 1/2 gallon of blue berries. Sam poured the blueberries into one of his plastic containers and noticed that the berries filled the container 2/3 full. solve the following problems in any way you like without using the calculator, and explain your reasoning in detail:

A.how many of Sam containers will 1 gallon of blueberries fill? (assume that Sam has a number of containers of the same size)

B.how many gallon of blueberries does it take to fill Sam container completely full?

this is what i have done:

for A.

i did 1÷1\2=2
then 2x2\3 which gave me 4/3

and for B.

I just did 1/2x2/3 which gave me 1/3, but I'm not sure if i suppose to multiply.

#### MINOANMAN

Convert the fractions into fractions with the same denominator and the answer will be in front of you.

#### HallsofIvy

MHF Helper
(problem)

Sam picked 1/2 gallon of blue berries. Sam poured the blueberries into one of his plastic containers and noticed that the berries filled the container 2/3 full. solve the following problems in any way you like without using the calculator, and explain your reasoning in detail:

A.how many of Sam containers will 1 gallon of blueberries fill? (assume that Sam has a number of containers of the same size)

B.how many gallon of blueberries does it take to fill Sam container completely full?

this is what i have done:

for A.

i did 1÷1\2=2
then 2x2\3 which gave me 4/3
But that doesn't "explain your reasoning in detail", does it?
1 gallon is twice 1/2 gallon (That's your "1÷(1/2)= 2" but you didn't really need to do that division, did you?) so 1 gallon would fill twice (2/3).

and for B.

I just did 1/2x2/3 which gave me 1/3, but I'm not sure if i suppose to multiply.
Let x be the size of his container in gallons. Then (2/3)x= 1/2 gallon. Solve that for x. (And explain why "(2/3)x= 1/2 gallon".)