Posted by kim on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:11pm.
I'm having trouble with working a problem out and need to see how to solve. The question reads as follow: Mark has 24 baseball cards. He says that 8/24 are pitchers, 5/24 are catchers, and the rest are fielders. What fraction below represents the difference between the number of fielders and catchers?
A. 5/24. B. 6/24. C. 8/24. D. 13/24

Math  Mark, Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:41pm
Well, first you have to find out how many are fielders. If 8 are pitchers and 5 are catchers, then the rest are fielders. Simply subtract 8 and 5 from 24.
Then you take that number and subtract 5 from it. (Since difference means to subtract. And you're looking for the difference between catchers and fielders.)
In other words, the answer is B. Hopefully you saw how I got that.

Math  Qhayiya bikitsha, Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:34pm
Im a bit of confused aftr subtractng u were left wth 3 where did you get another 3 two make six

Math  Steve, Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:26pm
24(8+5) = 2413 = 11
115=6
where did you get 3?

Math  mark, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5:03pm
mark has 24 baseball cards .he says that 8/24 are pitchers,5/24 are catchers and the rest fielders.what fraction below represents the difference between the number of fielders and catchers
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