Math
posted by Jerald on .
Brad is building shelves for his mom. Each shelf will be 1/2 inch think with a 1/8 inch veneer glued on top. What is the total thickness of the shelf
5/8?

Right.

Fred added 6/10 3/5 and 2/6 together for an answer of 56/30 Is he right or wrong? Prove your answer
Answer: He is wrong because when you get all the denominators to the same number the numerators equal 46.
6/10=18/30
3/5=18/30
2/6=10/30 
Right again.

Jacob ate 2/5 of the lentil soup and his brother ate 1/4 of the soup. How much soup was left in the pot after the brothers had eaten their supper
7/20 
Right.

Brad rode his bike from home of a mile to the Quick Stop and passed the park on the way. Later Brad walked 3/12 of a mile from home to the park to play. What is the distance from the park to the Quick Shop?
15/24 
I think you forgot part of the problem.

Brad rode his bike from home 7/8 of a mile to the Quick Stop and passed the park on the way. Later Brad walked 3/12 of a mile from home to the park to play. What is the distance from the park to the Quick Shop?
15/24? 
Right.
15/24 = 5/8 mile