Posted by **Jerald** on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:45pm.

Shelly and Marcom are selling popcorn for their music club. Each of them received a case of popcorn to sell. Shelly has sold 7/8 of her case and Marcon has sold 5/6 of his case. Which of the following explains how to find the portion of popcorn they have sold together?

A.Add the numerators and denominators of the fractions

B.Subtract the numerators and denominators of the fractions

C.Find the common denominator for the fractions and use it o write equivalent fractions. Then add the fractions

D.Find the common denominator for the fractions and use it to write equivalent fractions.Then subtract the fractions

C?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:47pm
Right.

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**Jerald**, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:51pm
Cynthia bought a carton of 1 dozen eggs. She used 1/6 of the eggs when cooking breakfast and 1/3 of the eggs to make a cake. Which expression represents the fraction of the dozen eggs that Cynthia has left?

A.1-(1/6+1/3)

B.1/3-1/6

C.1/3+16

D.12-(1/3+1/6

D?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:53pm
I vote for A.

You're looking for the fraction of one dozen.

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**Jerald**, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:59pm
Thank you. But can you show me you D is wrong? Since 1 dozen equals 12 and so I thought you'd need to subtract 1/3 and 1/6 from 12

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:03pm
What would you get if you subtract 1/3 and 1/6 from 12?

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**anabelle**, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 3:00pm
ms sue ummmm tell everyone to follow me on instagram even simirin player please thats my dream

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**Breighton**, Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:21pm
Anabelle, this isn't a place to tell people to follow you on instagram. And if that's your dream, well.. you should really think about your life.

Sorry, couldn't resist replying to that.

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