## 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