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I have a word problem with fractions.

Anna estimated that her brother Nick ate about 1/3 of an apple pie, her brother Matt ate 5/8 of the pie, and she ate about 1/4 of the pie. How might you convince Anna that her estimates do not make sense? Be sure to show every step of your work. Explain your answer in a detailed write up using I think the answer is, I think this because and I figured this out by...
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    1/3 = 8/24
    5/8 = 15/24
    1/4 = 6/24
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    Total=29/24
    That's about 1 1/4 pies

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