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# How would you find 5/12 of 240?

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Pinkie Wuckert

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Hello! Great question! First of all I would divide 240 by 12. The answer of course is 20. Then I would multiply that by 5. That equals 100! Hope that helps!

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Eshika Handa

5/12 x 240/1

240/12= 20

5x20

=100

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Laura

You are dividing your number in to 12 parts because this is the denominator of the fraction.

240/12 = 20

The question is asking you for 5 of these parts.

20 x 5 = 100

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Lara Thompson

In order to find 5/12 initially we need to find 1/12.

To find 1/12 of 240 we need to split up our 240 into 12 equal groups

240 รท 12 = 20

As we are looking for 5/12 we can say we need 20, 5 times

20 x 5 = 100, so we can say 5/12 of 240 = 100

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Simone

your first step would be to do 240/12 which will give you 20 then the second step would be to do 20 x 5 which will give you an answer of 100

Adam B Verified Sherpa Tutor โ

Positive Secondary School Teacher of Mathematics

We are dividing the whole amount of 240 into 12 equal parts.

240/12 = 20.

The question is asking for 5 out of the 12 equal parts.

20 x 5 = 100.

5/12 of 240 = 100!

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Vicky Miller

Step one: find 1/12 of 240 by dividing by 12

240 รท 12 = 20

step two: multiply the answer by the number of twelfths you want to find

20 x 5 = 100

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Lauren Byrne

Hi! I would divide 240 by 12, giving you 20. Then I would do 5 x 20 giving you 100

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