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One-eighth of a pizza is a normal portion for one person. How many people can 3 pizzas feed?

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One-eighth of a pizza is a normal portion for one person. How many people can three pizzas feed?

If one-eighth of a pizza is a normal portion for one person, we’re asked to calculate how many people three pizzas can feed. We need to divide each of our three pizzas into eight equal parts or eighths. This is because we know that each person will eat one-eighth of the pizza. If each pizza contains eight slices, how many slices are there altogether? What is three multiplied by eight or three lots of eight? One eight is eight. Two eights are 16. Three eights are 24.

If one-eighth of a pizza is a normal portion for one person, then three pizzas can feed 24 people. Three lots of eight is 24.

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