WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO USE FRACTIONS? ATTORNEY *You’ll need a calculator, but write down the equation in your math journal before solving with the calculator. You may solve this with a partner. The Justice Department is suing Coco Puff School District to obtain special education facilities for handicapped children. As the attorney on the case, you must first show the court the total budget for the coming school year. State aid to the district will be $105 per student. Local funds will be increased by 7/12 of the total local budget through additional property taxes. Average daily attendance is projected at 35,185; total local budget will be $2,150,000; federal funds amount to $35,000,000. Find the amount of state aid, the extra amount of local funds, and the total budget for Coco Puff. State Aid ____________________________ Local Funding ____________________________ Total Budget ____________________________ WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO USE FRACTIONS? CARPENTER A 21/4 inch nail is driven through a board 1 3/8 inches thick supporting a joist. How far into the joist does the nail extend? WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO USE FRACTIONS? AIRPLANE MECHANIC A plane is consuming fuel at the rate of 7 ½ gallons per hour. The pilot has 18 gallons remaining. How long will the fuel last? WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO USE FRACTIONS? ADVIRTISING AGENT An agent has placed newpaper ads of 6 ½ c.i. (c.i. = column inches), 5 ¾ c.i., 3 ¼ c.i., 4 ¾ c.i., and 5 c.i. At the rate of $16 per column inch, find the cost of the ads and the total cost. 6 ½__________________ 5 ¾__________________ 3 ¼__________________ 4 ¾__________________ 5 __________________ Total_________________ WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO USE FRACTIONS? MONEY Alex has 4/5 of a dollar and Becky has $0.80. Use centimeter grid paper to show that the two girls have the same amount. Make sure to write an explanation in words and complete sentences in your math journal. WHEN ARE WE EVER GONNA HAVE TO USE FRACTIONS? SHOPPING Taylor says that the scale indicated that the apple’s weight is 0.75. Her friend Evelyn says that the apple’s weight is ¾ lb. Use grid paper to draw a picture that will show the two girls that they are saying the same thing. Be prepared to explain your drawing by writing your explanation in your math journal in complete sentences.
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