Today in class we were disscussing what was the answer to this question. Which lot more hard top?

**Carol Gardens**

3/4 of the lot will be playground for children.

2/5 of the playground will be hardtop for basketball.

**Flatbush**

2/5 of the lot will be playground for children.

3/4 of the playground will be hardtop for basketball.

The width is 100 meters and the length is 50 meters.

(both lots are the same size)

Draw a picture that shows the two lots to figure out the answer.

Carol Gardens

The pink shows how much playground is in carol gardens. This is 3/4 of the lot.

Now, we have to divide the playground (the pink) into fifths in order to get the answer. Once you cut 3/4 into fifths there would be 20 pieces but fifteen of the pieces is playground. We then have to change the denominator of 5 into a denominator of 15 so we could know how many squares to colour in. So, 2/5 times the bottom to 20 is 3. What you do to the top you do to the bottom so 2x3=6. So that means you have to colour in 6 out of 15 squares. Flatbush The blue part of this picture is how big is the playground in the lot. It is 2/5 of the lot.

We have to divide the playground (the blue) into fourths in order to get the answer. Cut 2/5 into fourths there would be 20 pieces but eight of the pieces is playground. We then have to change the denominator of 4 into a denominator of 8 so we could know how many squares to colour in. So, 3/4 times the bottom to 20 is 3. What you do to the top you do to the bottom so 3x2=6. So that means you have to colour in 6 out of 8 squares.

From the two pictures you could see that both of the hardtops are equivalent. They both make a fraction of 6/20. So, the answer is the Carol Gardens and the Flatbush have the same amount of hardtop on their playgrounds.

The next scribe is.... MAARC ! :D

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