Maria, Mike, and Patti are writing a report together.

Question

Maria, Mike, and Patti are writing a report together.

Maria has written
1
10
of the report, Mike has written
1
4
, and Patti has written
1
8
.
Use number lines or benchmark fractions to estimate if they have more or less than
1
2
of their report left to write.
Use the drop-down box to show your answer.

They have…
more or less
than
1
2
of their report left to write

Answer (Expert Verified)

The amount of the report written is an illustration of proportions

They have more than 1/2 of their report to write

How to estimate the proportion of the report

From the question, we have the following parameters:

Maria = 1/10

Mike = 1/4

Patti = 1/8

Add the fractions to get the total

Take the LCM

Add the expressions on the numerator

19/40 is less than half

Hence, they have more than 1/2 of their report to write

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