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# Dario has 1 foot of gum. It is cut into 4 equal pieces, or quarters. Dario wants to share these 4 pieces equally among himself and 4 friends (5 people in total). Write and solve the equation for sharing the 1/4 piece of gum equally with 5 people. Please explain and show the work pls help I want to get 100% on this answer pls!

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Answer:Each person will have the amount of 4/20 ft piece of gum equivalent to 1/5 ft Step-by-step explanation:we know thatFor sharing the 1/4 piece of gum equally with 5 people, first divide each piece of 1/4 by 5so[tex]\frac{(1/4)}{5}=\frac{1}{20}\ ft[/tex]At this moment we have 20 pieces and each one is 1/20 ftThe number of pieces that corresponds to each person is 20 divided by 5.so[tex]20/5=4[/tex] [tex]4*\frac{1}{20}=\frac{4}{20}\ ft[/tex]each person will have the amount of 4/20 ft piece of gumsimplify[tex]\frac{4}{20}=\frac{1}{5}\ ft[/tex]