On the moon, you would only weigh \(\frac{1}{6}\) of what you weigh on earth. If you weigh 138 pounds on earth, what would your weight on the moon be?



To find your weight on the moon, take \(\frac{1}{6}\)of your weight on Earth. In this case, “of” means multiply, so multiply your weight on Earth by \(\frac{1}{6}\) .
Understood: 138=\(\frac{138}{1}\)

 \(\frac{1}{6}*138 = \frac{1}{6}*\frac{138}{1}\)

Multiply numerators; multiply denominators.

Factor numerator and denominator.


Cancel common factors.


Remaining factor.

Therefore, you would weigh only 23 pounds on the moon.

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