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Fraction Problem

Alisa had 1/2 litter of juice in a bottle. She drank 3/8 of the juice. What fraction of the juice in the bottle did Elisa drink?

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Arturo O. | Experienced Physics Teacher for Physics TutoringExperienced Physics Teacher for Physics ...
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Is the question worded correctly? You already stated that she drank 3/8 of the juice in the bottle, so the fraction of the juice that she drank is 3/8.  If you want to know what VOLUME of juice she drank, it is 3/8 of 1/2 liters, which is  
 
(3/8)(1/2) liters = 3/16 liter