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Word Problem:
Aaron has 9 new pencils. 4 of them are not red, 3 of them are blue, and 2 of them are yellow. What fraction of the pencils are NOT red? 4/9 or 5/9 ?

Red pencils = 4/9

9 - 4 = 5

Not red = 5/9

• 4th grade fractions CORRECTION -

I'm sorry, but I read the question wrong.

4 pencils are not red, so 4/9 are not red.

Thanks, Writeacher for catching this mistake.

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5/9

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