Problem 7. "This 15 page treaty will be easier to write if I break it into smaller pieces and just do a little each day," Sir John realized.

"If I do 1/6 of it today, 1/4 tomorrow, and 1/3 the third day, what fraction will I have completed?"

Step 1. What does the problem ask you to find?

A. Fraction of the treaty Sir John will complete the next day.

B. Number of pages he will have to do each day.

C. Fraction of the treaty completed in 3 days.

D. Fraction of the treaty left to do after 3 days.

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Step 2. What information is needed to solve the problem?

A. Portion of work done the first day.

B. Total amount of work to be done all together.

C. Portion of work done the second day.

D. Portion of work done the third day.

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Step 3. Select the correct expression.

A. 1/6 + 1/4 + 1/3

B. 1/6 - 1/4 - 1/3

C. 1 - (1/6 + 1/4 + 1/3)

D. (1/6 + 1/4 + 1/3) - 1

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Step 4. Select the correct solution.

A. 3/13 of the treaty

B. 1/4 of the treaty

C. 3/72 of the treaty

D. 3/4 of the treaty

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