Word Problem Wednesday: Chocolate Chips!

By Mathnasium | Added Feb 8, 2017

 

Here's a shoutout to all of you chocolate lovers out there... solve this week's word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer!

Christian has two-thirds of a pound of chocolate chips. Kaylee has 0.25 pounds of chocolate chips. How much more do they need to have a whole pound of chocolate chips?

(Related:  with all of these chocolate chips, we feel Christian and Kaylee should make cookies to share with friends and family - don't you agree??  Yummmmm!)

Update:  Here's the solution!

They need to either convert the fraction to a decimal or the decimal to a fraction: two-thirds = 0. 666…, and 0.25 = one-fourth. Two-thirds + one-fourth = eleven-twelfths, so they would need one-twelfth of a pound more. 0.666… + 0.25 = 0.916…, so they would need 0.083… pounds more.