A Pizza was shared in the following manner among David, Mary and Julie. Two pieces were left over.

David ate 1/8 th, Mary ate 1/4 th, Julie ate 1/2.

How many slices of pizza were there?

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Technique © :
HINT: Students / Children! Please recognise 1- 1/8 – 1/4- 1/2 = 1/8.

Step 1. Therefore 1/8 represents 2 pieces of pizza.

Step 2. There are eight 1/8’s in 1.

Therefore 8 × 2 = 16

Answer: 16 pieces

Time allowed: 30 seconds

Time taken using the technique: 3 seconds

__Time saved = 27 seconds [9/10__^{th} (90%) of time allowed by examiner]

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WORK SHEET – Practice question

**A Pie was shared in the following manner among Danielle, Mike and**

Judith. 3 pieces were left over. Danielle ate 1/8th Mike ate 1/4th, Judith ate 1/2

Technique © :

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