Drake lives 7/8 mile from the park. After walking 2/3 of the way to the park, he met Scott. How far had Drake walked when he met Scott?

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mia34

so this problem just wants us to find 2/3 of 7/8
'of' means multiply
so 2/3 of 7/8 just means 2/3 times 7/8
remember
[latex]\frac{a}{b}[/latex] times [latex]\frac{c}{d}[/latex] equals [latex]\frac{ac}{bd}[/latex]
so
[latex]\frac{2}{3}[/latex] times [latex]\frac{7}{8}[/latex] equals [latex]\frac{(2)(7)}{(3)(8)}=\frac{14}{24}=\frac{7}{12}[/latex]
drake walked 7/12 miles