Posted by **Coco** on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:49pm.

Tanisha has 2 new kittens. Together they weigh 3 5/8 pounds. If the male kitten weighs 5/8 pound more than the female kitten, how much does the male kitten weigh?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:42pm
female ---- x

male ---- x + 5/8

x + 5/8 = 29/8

8x + 5 = 29

you finish it, ok?

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 1:06am
Let female=x

male= 5/8+x

3 5/8 pounds is the same as 29/8 (this is the improper form, it's easier to write it this way).

x+5/8= 29/8

Subtract 5/8 on both sides (we do this to get the x by itself).

x= (29/8-5/8)= 24/8 which can be simplified down to 3

x=3

The male kitten weighs 3 pounds.

Hope this helps.

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