Paul L. answered • 05/19/16

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Hi Jack,

The question doesn't seem to be complete. I expect the question assumes that each friend gets an evenly divided piece. And I expect the question is asking about how much in relation to the whole pie.

So, the equation would be:

X = ½ ÷ 3

Now, dividing is the same as multiplying by the inverse. So, you can change this equation to:

X = ½ x 1/3

This should make it easier for you to see that the answer is 1/6.

Paul L.