Obinna E. answered • 12/29/19

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How many 11/42 pound bags can be made from 15 and 2/3 pounds of pretzels?

This is a division problem...

15 2/3 ÷ 11/42

__Step 1__: Convert 15 2/3 into an improper fraction

15 x 3 + 2 = 47

15 2/3 is the same as 47 / 3

__Step 2:__ Divide the two fractions

47/3 ÷ 11/42 = 47/3 x 42/11 = 1974/33 ≈ 59.818

You can make 59 full bags with a bit left over.