I am going to explain to you a quick strategy of what I’m thinking about this word problem. As you can see it say’s that 6 people need 24 marbles to play a game at school. How many marbles will be needed if 8 people play the game?.
Well my strategy to solve this problem is to draw a line on a piece of paper and write people on top which equals to 6 and marbles on the bottom of the line which equals to 24, so then it becomes 6/24 and on the other side of the line put down 8 with an question mark because that’s the second question which is how many marbles will be needed if 8 people play the game?.
Then I figure out what times 6 to get 24 which is 4 then times 4 again to the 8 on the other side to get a denominator which is 32.
So the final answer for how many marbles will be needed if 8 people play the game is 32 marbles.