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 -4 + 3/2 2018-11-15 From Chloe:so I have this paper and I'm confused, -4 + 3/2=???? so I originally got -1/2 but I looked at Calculator papa and he says -5/2 and then I looked at google and all I got was -2.5 and i am so confused and lost.Answered by Penny Nom. Adding fractions 2017-10-27 From Sandy:virinchi distributed 4/7 of cake to his friends 1/3 of it to his family members which part of cake is remaining?Answered by Penny Nom. Fractions of two quantities 2016-01-22 From Melody:Kate ate 1/4 of her orange. Ben ate 2/4 of his banana. Did Kate and Ben eat 3/4 of theit fruit? Explain.Answered by Penny Nom. Adding fractions 2014-01-31 From bianco:2/3+3/4= 9/8-6/8=Answered by Penny Nom. A word problem involving fractions 2014-01-23 From Pamela:John put 1/4 of his flowers in a vase He gave 1/2 to of the flower to his wife He gave 1/5 of the flowers to his daughter He has 8 flowers left How many flowers did John start withAnswered by Penny Nom. Adding mixed numbers 2013-11-20 From Kathy:1 3/4 + 1 2/3= ? 5 1/2 - 2 5/6= ?Answered by Penny Nom. Ann has a bag of marbles. 2013-07-25 From Carmen:Ann has a bag of marbles. she gave one half to her friend Tina and then one third to her friend Tom. Now left with 15. How many did she had originally?Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. Cutting three sections of pipe 2013-05-16 From Michael:A plumber cuts three sections of pipe from a 12’ length of ABS pipe, the lengths of the sections are 33 3/8”, 56 5/8” and 39 7/8”. What is left over from the full length, if the saw cut is 1/8” wide?Answered by Penny Nom. Adding two fractions 2012-09-19 From jeanette:Question from jeanette, a parent: can you help me figure this according to BEDMAS I am lost steps please: $\frac{12.75^2}{50} + \frac{13.49^2}{60}$ I hope this is not too confusing for you it is to me...Answered by Harley Weston. Adding more than 2 fractions 2012-09-10 From Anonymous:How do you add or subtract more than 2 integer fractions? OK, here is an example. -5/6 + 7/4 + 13/8 Please tell me the steps. Thanks- grade 9 studentAnswered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. Adding fractions 2012-01-05 From laurie:if shaded parts of a circle are 4/7 and the other is 1/3 what fraction is leftAnswered by Penny Nom. 1 third plus 5 sixths 2011-11-10 From Matt:1 third plus 5 sixths =Answered by Penny Nom. pi/2 + 12/13 2011-05-24 From Jen:If you have (pi/2) and you want to add it to (12/13), how would you go about it?Answered by Chris Fisher. 1/a^2 + 1/b^2 2011-01-19 From robert:If (a + b)^2 = 81 and ab = 18, find the value of 1/a^2 + 1/b^2 ?Answered by Penny Nom. Least common denominator 2010-02-13 From Priscila:3/8 + 4/5 + 7/3 + 9/10 = ? Thank you for your assistance. PriscilaAnswered by Penny Nom. Combining fractions 2010-02-10 From Nick:Combine the fractions 2m/t + 5/mtAnswered by Penny Nom. Adding with mixed fractions 2006-03-30 From Becca:can anyone help with how we change to get the same denominator with adding whole number. example:8+7 3/8 6 1/2 + 2 5/6 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. Adding fractions 2006-03-26 From Barbara:I know that to subtract 1/4 from 2/3 I must find a common denom. Now the 2/3 becomes 8/12.....i understand the 12, but where does the 8 come from?Answered by Penny Nom. Subtracting fractions 2004-05-11 From Filipe: Question: _5_ - __7__ 6ab 8aAnswered by Penny Nom. Common Denominator 2002-08-26 From Slobodanka:What is a Common Denominator?Answered by Penny Nom. Adding fractions 2000-04-23 From A grade 6 student:In adding fractions, how do I rewrite the fractions so that the denominators are equal? The problem is 3/4 + 1/6 = The other problem is 11/18 + 4/9 =Answered by Penny Nom. Making fruit salad 2000-03-29 From A grade 5 student:Miss.Muffet males a fruit salad by adding 31/2 pounds of grapes and 4 1/4 pounds of apples to every 2 1/4 pounds of melon. How many pounds of grapes does she use in 50 pounds of fruit salad? Answered by Claude Tardif. Adding Fractions 1998-10-15 From Lindsay:please help me!!!!Answered by Harley Weston. Adding Fractions 1998-10-03 From Pam Bailey:Can you help me simplfy this? (1/2a + 1/3b) - (1/4a - 1/5b) + (1/6a - 1/7) thanxAnswered by Harley Weston.