6th grade fraction word problems answer to example 7

In an art exhibit in a school, there are 50 water color paintings. If the number of crayon drawings is 1/5  more than the number of water color paintings, how many crayon drawings are in the exhibit?

From “the number of crayon drawings is 1/5  more than the number of water color paintings”, we can find two facts:

the first one is that the amount in 1 is the number of water color painting, 50

the second fact is that the number of crayon drawings is in a fraction that is 1/5 more than 1, 1+ 1/5=6/5

Let’s make a list of the 3 elements:

the amount in 1: 50

the fraction: 6/5

the amount in the fraction: the number of crayon drawings?

the amount in a fraction= the amount in 1 x the fraction= 50 x 6/5=60