



 
Hi Lizzy, Suppose Patricia spend $\large \frac13$ as much time washing the dishes as she spent cleaning her room then she would have spent $\large \frac13 \normalsize \times \large \frac38 \normalsize = \frac18$ of her time washing the dishes as she did cleaning her room. Suppose Patricia spend $\large \frac23$ as much time washing the dishes as she spent cleaning her room then she would have spent $\large \frac23 \normalsize \times \large \frac38 \normalsize = \frac14$ of her time washing the dishes as she did cleaning her room. What if she spent $\large \frac25$ as much time washing the dishes as she did cleaning her room? Penny  


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