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kat2011
kat2011 asks:
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whats the fraction or mixed number for 20 minutes?

what is the fraction or mixed number for 20minutes.  minutes is in a hour, so what is the fraction or mixed number.
In Topics: Helping my child with math
> 60 days ago

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pigtoria
pigtoria writes:
Hi Kat2011.....

There are 60 minutes in a hour.  In expressing a fraction, the "total" or "whole" of something goes in the denominator (the bottom number) and the "parts" goes in the numerator (the top number).  Therefore, in your problem, the fraction is being expressed as:

20 minutes/60 minutes.

20/60 is not a simplified fraction so you must reduce it.

20/60, cross out the zeros - you get 2/6

The fraction 2/6 can be reduced to 1/3

Answer: 1/3

Hope this helps!

Vicki
> 60 days ago

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