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Question from Tamara:

How many eighths are there in 1.25?

Hi Tamara,

It takes 8 eights to make 1, and then you have 0.25 more. But 0.25 is one quarter and there are 2 eights in a quarter so there arre 8 + 2 = 10 eights in 1.25.

If you look carefully at what I did you will see that my calculation was 1.25 × 8 = 10.

I hope this helps,

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