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?

- Math/Fractions -
**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.

- Math/Fractions -
**Sunil**, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:16am
Male + Female = 3 5/8

M + F = 29/8 (Normalized 3 5/8 to 29/8)

Male = Female + 5/8

M = F+5/8

Male which is 5/8 times Female plus Female is equal to 29/8

(F+5/8)+F=29/8

2F=29/8-5/8

2F=24/8

2F=3

F=3/2

F=1 1/2

So female weight is 1 1/2

Male weight = Female + 5/8

M=3/2 + 5/8

M = (24+10)/16

M=34/16

M=17/8 = 2 1/8

So Male weight = 2 1/8 lbs

Female weight = 1 1/2 lbs

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