A piece of land was divided into 17 equal pieces, where 3 pieces were planted cotton, 8 pieces were planted wheat, and the other 6 pieces were planted rice. What is the fraction of the cotton-planted land of the original piece of land?
The numerator of a fraction tells you the number of parts being
The denominator of a fraction tells you the number of equal parts
in the whole.
There are 3 pieces being counted (the 3 pieces of land planted
with cotton) and 17 equal pieces that make up the whole piece of
land. So, the fraction of the land planted with cotton is