Problema Solution

At a pie eating contest, Billy Jo ate 5 1/2

pies in 17 minutes. How many pies could Billy Jo eat per minute? *Round to the nearest hundredth.

Answer provided by our tutors

The average rate of pies per minute is calculated by the formula:

V = number of pies eaten / the time it took to eat the pies

Plug the given values:

V = (5 1/2) / 17

V = (11/2)/17

V =  0.33 pies per minute

Billy Jo can eat 0.33 pies per minute.