Mathematics

Question

What is 2/3 of 18?
What is 2/3 of 24?

2 Answer

  • 2/3 of 18
    Divide 18 by 3 because the denominator is 3.
    18÷3=6
    Multiply 6 by 2 because the numerator is 2.
    6×2=12
    2/3 of 18 is 12.

    2/3 of 24
    Divide 24 by 3 because the denominator is 3.
    24÷3=8
    Multiply 8 by 2 because the numerator is 2.
    8×2=16
    2/3 of 24 is 16.


  • The correct answers are:

    (1) 2/3 of 18 is [tex] \boxed{12} [/tex]

    (2) 2/3 of 24 is [tex] \boxed{16} [/tex]

    Explanation:

    (1) Simply translate "What is 2/3 of 18" mathematically as follows:

    [tex] x = \frac{2}{3} * 18 [/tex]

    Where,

    x represents "what" in the sentence

    = represents "is."

    * represents "of."

    Now solve to get the answer:

    [tex] x = \frac{2}{3} * 18
    \\
    x = 2 * 6
    \\
    \boxed{x=12} [/tex]

    Hence the correct answer is: 2/3 of 18 is 12.

    (2) Simply translate "What is 2/3 of 24" mathematically as follows:

    [tex] x = \frac{2}{3} * 24[/tex]

    Where,

    x represents "what" in the sentence

    = represents "is."

    * represents "of."

    Now solve to get the answer:

    [tex] x = \frac{2}{3} * 24
    \\
    x = 2 * 8
    \\
    \boxed{x=16} [/tex]

    Hence the correct answer is: 2/3 of 24 is 16.

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