Super Stars

by Seattle123
(Seattle, WA, U.S.A.)

On June 21st, there were 9/10 of a billion stars visible to the naked eye.

On December 21st, there were 4/5 of a billion stars out visible to the naked eye.

How many times more stars were there visible on June 21st than December 21st?


1): Set it up. 9/10 divided by 4/5=?

2): Find the reciprocal of the divisor.

9/10 × 5/4=?

3): Simplify. 9/10 × 5/4= 9/2 × 1/4

4): Solve. 9/2 × 1/4=9/8

5): Simplify again. 9/8= 1 1/8

OUR ANSWER IS 1 1/8!!!

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