# ACT Aspire Math: Reading Plots

How long has Billy spent reading Slaughterhouse-Five to date?

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slaughterhouse five is shown below it's we got a quarter

and a half and then three fourth with little red

dot thing He's here So how long has billy spent

reading Slaughterhouse five to date Well this billy's reality seems

to be way better than that of the main character

of slaughterhouse five While this billy sitting around reading and

making marks in his log book on the other billy

is getting firebombed and kidnapped by aliens for their earthlings

Ooh alright we'll each mark above forthe means that billy

red for one fourth of an hour which he did

on four separate occasions He one two three four with

that in mind set up an expression that calculates the

total amount of time he read taking the other two

columns into consideration And that gets us this little equation

thinking four times a fourth and eight times a half

and then three times three fourths Well that's less than

ideal for adding fractions this little thing here So let's

convert all this stuff and improper fractions with common denominators

of four Well once that's done we can then convert

the final answer back into a mixed number So that

gets us What is that for Over four times one

Four So that's four force that we have eight times

a half That's eight over to which gets us We'll

do that in a force of sixteen over for some

We have three times three fourths seventy three times three

is nine And i'm not for thinkit's four plus sixteen

plus nine twenty nine over four And then if we

make that a mixed number we have seven and a

quarter So the answer is seven hours and then some

Since one fourth is able to point two five Well

it might be tempting to define and then some as

twenty five minutes is indeed But guess again One fourth

of sixty minutes i'ii one hour is fifteen minutes So

billy spent seven hours and fifteen minutes on his book

so far But we can't help wonder why bill his

keeping this log book Maybe he thinks it's fun to

see time all at once Careful there billy You might

find yourself being hauled off to the trial family Dorian

zoo pretty soon