# Rocky has 9 sweet potato pies to share equally among four friends how many pies should each person get?

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• Anonymous
2 months ago

Each friend gets no pies and Rocky eats them all

• 2 months ago

9/5 each (1 and 4/5). There are five of them

• 2 months ago

2 1/4 I think because there's four of them if they got 2 pies each that wold add to a total of 8 pies which leaves 1 pie then cut that pie in half and they all get a 1/4 each of the last pie which is 2 1/4 each

• Marvin
Lv 7
2 months ago

2.25 each. However if one is too skinny maybe give him three, and everyone else two.

• 2 months ago

9/4 comes to 2.25 pies. Now pies can't be distributed in fractions. So it is going to be 2 pies for each friend with 1 pie remaining as left over.

• 2 months ago

The question isn't exact. It doesn't say whether Rocky is including himself in the distribution. Your teacher should be ashamed of him/herself.

• Anonymous
2 months ago

9/4 = 2-1/4 so if they want whole numbers it would be 2 pies each. If they want fractions it would be 2-1/4 pies each.

• 2 months ago

You'd divide how many pies there are by how many friends Rocky has. So you'd divide 9 by 4 to get your answer. Now your answer will not come out to a whole number. So it will be a decimal.

Depending upon your teacher or the rest of the instructions, you may need to round your answer to the nearest whole pie. Or your teacher may want the answer written as how many whole pies and individual slices.

For example, suppose you had 3 marbles and needed to divide this among 2 friends. 3 divided by 2 will be a decimal not a whole number. But can you split a marble into pieces? No! So each of your friends would only get 1 marble and you'd keep the third one.

But if you had 3 cookies instead of marbles. And were still dividing this by your 2 friends, you could cut that third cookie into two smaller pieces. And give each friend 1 1/2 cookies.  As a decimal this would be 1.5 cookies.

Source(s): I've taught math plus many other subjects. And have helped out lots of students to help them better understand and learn.
• denise
Lv 7
2 months ago

2 Each for his friends and keep one for himself.

• 2 months ago

If Rocky is sharing with four friends, that's five people total, so 9 ÷ 5 = 1 4/5

1 4/5 pies each