Chapter 8   


top nav

Pie Pieces




Mrs. Hopkins made four different pies for the fair. Each pie was the same size. At the fair, she cut the blueberry pie into 6 equal slices, the apple pie into 5 equal slices, the peach pie into 3 equal slices, and the chocolate pie into 4 equal slices.

Alyssa, Dalton, Rowan, and Shane each bought one slice of pie but ate only a portion of that slice. Each chose a different kind of pie.

  • Alyssa bought the largest slice available and ate 1/4 of it.
  • Dalton bought the smallest slice available and ate 3/4 of it.
  • The slice Rowan bought was bigger than the slice Shane bought. Rowan ate 1/2 of his slice.
  • Shane ate 2/3 of his slice.

What kind of pie did each person choose?
What fraction of the total pie did each person eat? Simplify the fractions in the answer.


Kids' Place | Kids' Houghton Mifflin Mathematics | Brain Teasers
Education Place | Site Index

Copyright © 2000 Houghton Mifflin Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms and Conditions of Use | Privacy Policy