Chermaine K. answered • 04/30/19

Engaging Math & ESL tutor with strong analytical skills

Hello! In answer to your question, depending on what you meant, it can be answered in 2 ways, which is the fun of math!

1) If you meant that the remaining 1/2 of the cake was divided equally only between Kayla's brother and sister, then that would mean that 1/2 was split in 2 ways that would equal or total a sum of 1/2. One way to work out the equation would be :

remaining cake = 1/2

number of people = 2

Equation:

(the remaining cake) ÷ (the number of people)/1 = answer

OR written as

(the remaining cake) * 1/(the number of people) = answer

OR

1) If you meant that the remaining 1/2 of the cake was to be divided among Kayla AND her brother and sister, then that would mean that the 1/2 was to be split in 3 ways. The way to solve this would be:

remaining cake = 1/2

number of people = 3

Equation:

(the remaining cake) ÷ (the number of people)/1 = answer

OR written as:

(the remaining cake) * 1/(the number of people) = answer