# Real life word problem 1/2x7/8

## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi All,
My child has a problem that I can't help him to understand.
It will be highly appreciated if I could find a solution for this problem:
A studnet in answering a word problem wrote 1/2x7/8
a- Write a "real life" word problem for which 1/2x7/8 is part of the working.
b- Draw a diagram to illustrate 1/2 x 7/8
c- Evaluate 1/2x 7/8 "which I think this the easiest one"

Thank you in advance

## Answers and Replies

uart
Science Advisor
Why don't you just do a pizza example. It's easy to understand and easy to show graphically.

Allan, Bob and Chuck buy a large pizza to share. Allan isn't very hungry and only wants one slice consisting of 1/8th of the total pizza. Bob and Chuck decide to share the remainder evenly between them.

1 - 1/8 = 7/8 remains after Allan takes his slice.

1/2 * 7/8 = 7/16 is what Bob and Chuck each get.

Thank you so much
What about the diagram
Is it eight pieces, then color 7 out of 8

uart
Science Advisor
Thank you so much
What about the diagram
Is it eight pieces, then color 7 out of 8
Yes, and then show the 7 remaining pieces split into two equal parts by dividing at least one of them in two (making them each 1/16th).