A miner has 3 kilograms of gold dust. She needs to share it evenly with four partners. How much gold should each of the five people get?

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  • 1 month ago

    You will need to figure out 1/5 (one fifth) of 3 kilograms. Remember that, in fractions, a fraction "of" something means multiplication. 

    "1/5 of 3kg" is like saying "1/5 x 3kg"

    But it will be easier if you convert the kilograms into grams. There are 1000 grams in a kilogram ("kilo" means "1000" in Greek). 

    1/5 x 3000g(rams) 

    Put your whole number (3000) over a 1 and do the math. 

    1/5 x 3000/1 = 3000/5 

    aka "3000 divided by 5" which equals 600g (or 0.6 kilograms in decimals)

    You could also cross cancel the 5 and the 3000, if you know how to do that in multiplication of fractions. 

    HTH

  • James
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    3000 grams / 5 people = 600 grams / person

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The whole point of homework is that you do you own studying and LEARN from it. Not get the answers from YA, from people who are just going to troll you for cheating.

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