Posted by Aly on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:11pm.
A restaurant chef needs 8 1/2 pound of salmon. To get a good price, he buys more than he needs. He ends up with 4 7/8 pounds too much. How much salmon did he buy?

math word problem  Ms. Sue, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:16pm
Add the two amounts.

math word problem  Aly, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:18pm
do I make them the same denominator or no?

math word problem  Ms. Sue, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:20pm
Yes. You always need the same denominator when adding or subtracting fractions.

math word problem  Aly, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:25pm
would it be 13 3/8 or no?

math word problem  Ms. Sue, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:28pm
Yes!!! You are right! :)

math word problem  Aly, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:35pm
thank you!! On this problem x  3/4 + 1/6 = 17/12
can you help on where to take this problem on with the steps?

math word problem  Ms. Sue, Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10:46pm
You're welome.
x  3/4 + 1/6 = 17/12
x  9/12 + 2/12 = 17/12
x  7/12 = 17/12
x = 17/12 + 7/12
x = 24/12
x = 2
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