Katharine B. answered • 11/26/17

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To solve this problem, set up what is given to us: 4 bags of milk are used per day or 4 bags/ 1 day. We want to find how much time (which is in day) it will take to use 1/2 bag.

So, next is setting up the fractions:

4 bags/ 1 day= (1/2 bag)/ x day

Cross multiply the fractions to get this:

4 bags * x day = 1/2 bag * 1 day

Divide by 4 from both sides to get the answer:

x= (1/2)/4

x=1/8

So it will take 1/8 of a day to use 1/2 of a bag of milk.