# 2) The Boy Scouts spent 10/12 hour doing their daily excersice. They only used 1/4 hour in hiking. How much time did they use for other body exercises?​

2) The Boy Scouts spent 10/12 hour doing their daily excersice. They only used 1/4 hour in hiking. How much time did they use for other body exercises?​

They used ‌7⁄12‌ hour for other body exercises.

Step-by-step explanation:

Fraction Word Problem

The problem is asking for the amount of time that they used for other body exercises. To find the answer, you have to subtract the amount of time they spent hiking from the total amount of time they spent doing their daily exercise.

Given:

time they spent hiking – ‌1⁄4 hour

time they spent doing their daily exercise – ‌10⁄12 hour

Number Sentence:

‌10⁄12 – ‌1⁄4 = N

Solution:

To subtract dissimilar fractions, you have to find their least common denominator first. Then, divide the L C D by the denominator, times the numerator.

L C D: 12

10⁄12 = 10⁄12

12 ÷ 12 × 10 = 10

1⁄4 = 3⁄12

12 ÷ 4 × 1 = 3

10⁄12 – 3⁄12 = 7⁄12