Posted by **Rmz** on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 1:58pm.

Annue must send two packages. One package weighs 11 1/8 lbs. and the other weighs 9 1/5 lbs. what is the total weight of the two packages?

Is it 23 1/8 lb?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:02pm
You should realize this can't be right. 11 plus 9 was 20 when I went to school. 1/8 + 1/5 is less than 1/2.

Please try again.

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**Rmz**, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:10pm
Ok so then I think it would be 20 1/20, right,

because the fractions add is 2/40 which reduces to 1/20? therefore making it 20 1/20 lbs????

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:18pm
1/8 = 5/40

1/5 = 8/40

5/40 + 8/40 = 13/40

Your packages weigh 20 13/40 pounds

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