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How would you find 6/15 of 450?

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Katlynn Ledner


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I would like to give you a simple example to get to the answer.


A bag contains 10 apples and kezia ate half of the apples. How many apples did kezia eat?


Answer is 5 ( half of 10 is 5)

Now we try to work out this mathematically

We need to find half of 10

1/2 of 10

1/2 x 10 ( of is same as multiply)

=1x(10/2)

=1x 5=5


Similarly you can work out 6/15 of 450

(6/15) x450

=6 x (450/15)

=6x 30

=180

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Stephanie Louise Low

There are two steps to this calculation! First we want to ensure we know the names for the different parts of our fractions. The top being the numerator and the bottom being the denominator. A basic rule of a question such as this one is we need to divide by the denominator and then multiply our answer by the numerator. In this example that would be:


  1. 450/15 = 30 (we have worked out 1/15 of 450)
  2. We know need to multiply this by 6 to get our answer (30x6) = 180

If you are struggling to multiply 30 by 6 , you could also multiply 3 by 6 and then multiply your answer by 10!



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Hello! Great question! First I would do 450 divided by 15 which is 30. Then I would multiply that answer by 6 to get our answer. The answer of course is 180! I hope that helps!

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Rose Fueston

Divide 450 by 15, then multiply the quotient by 6. The product is the final answer to the problem.

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James I

Simply divide 450 by 15 (think 45 divided by 15 (don't forget to put the 0 back)

450 divided by 15 is 30


Take the 30 and multiply it by 6


30 x 6 = 180

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Dween Billbas

Firstly, I would divide 450 by 15 then multiply the answer by 6.

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  • Hi Katlynn. The first thing to make note of is that in any fraction the top number is the denominator and the bottom number is the numerator. Of means multiply. In short 6/15 x 450. Divide the number (450) by the denominator of the fraction.
  • Multiply this result by the numerator of the fraction

This means 450 divided by 15 which is 30 and then 30 multiplied by 6 = 180.

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Sophie

Hi

First you would look at how many 15's there are in 450 as there is a rule " Divide by the bottom, times by the top"

The answer is 30.

Then looking at the numerator which is 6

So 6*30.

Hence the answer is 180

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Pryanshi

450 /15 =30

30 x 6= 180

answer = 180

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Pls multiply 6/15 by 450 to find the 6/15th portion of 450 = 6/15 * 450 = 180

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Vicky Miller

Step 1: find 1/15 of 450 by dividing it by 15

450 ÷ 15 = 30

Step 2: multiply the answer by the number of 15ths you need to find

30 x 6 = 180

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Kalpana

Hello kat!!! Here to help you.

6/15 can be simplified into 2/5 . Then multiply 2/5 with 450.

2/5*450=180.

Example:

Suppose you want to calculate 1/2 of 100 .

Then 1/2*100=50. Simple.😃

Example:

1/6 of 150:

1/6*150 =25.

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