Don L. answered • 10/11/19

Fifteen years teaching and tutoring basic math skills and algebra

Hi S'Rae, set up a proportion problem to solve for the unknown value. Here is the proportion to solve:

a / b = c / d

Where a = 5/8

b = 2/3

c = Unknown number of pages

d = 1

Substitution:

(5/8) / (2/3) = c / 1

Cross multiply to clear the fractions:

(2/3) * c = (5/8) * 1

Solve for c by multiplying both sides by 3/2:

(3/2) * (2/3) * c = (3/2) * (5/8)

c = 15/16

Kenny would read 15/16 pages in 1 minute.

Questions?