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.
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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.