math

Can someone please help me with this math problem. My teacher is looking for me to show my work, but I don't how to solve the problem to show my work. Please help!!! The problem is 2 1/2 + 3 1/4 + 3 5/8. Thank you for your help.

asked by adore001
  1. 2 1/2 + 3 1/4 + 3 5/8

    First you need to find the common denominator -- which is 8.

    Then convert each fraction to the common denominator.

    2 1/2 = 2 4/8
    3 1/4 = 3 2/8

    Add:

    2 4/8 + 3 2/8 + 3 5/8

    What do you get?

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Hi Sue,

    Thanks for responding so promptly. After adding the problem I got 8 11/8 but my answer isn't one of the multiple choices. What am I doing wrong now? The multiple choices are 10 3/8, 9 3/8, 7 3/8 or 8 3/8. Thanks again for your help.

    posted by adore001
  3. Your answer of 8 11/8 is right. But you need to reduce or simplify it.

    8 11/8 = 9 3/8

    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. Sue, thank you so very much. I now will practice this problem for future references. Thanks again.

    posted by adore001
  5. You're welcome, Adore.


    posted by Ms. Sue
  6. what precent of 3.5 is 7.2? show your work please.

    posted by Martha

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Math (Help!)

    Note: Remember to show all of the steps that you use to solve the problem. Be sure to use the text box where the question mark (?) first appears to show your mathematical work. you can use the comments field to explain your work.
  2. College Math II

    x/x – 1 - 3/x = 1/4 My problem says to show the work and to solve the equation. I am not sure how to use the steps to show my work and answer the problem. Thanks.
  3. mat115

    Please help me with this math question. I am asked to show my work but I don't know how to solve the problem to show my work. The question is: Choose the correct list of factors of the number 8. Again, I have to show my work with
  4. Trig

    I was doing this problem sin^-1 (4/5) if I'm not mistaking most teachers would say that .927295218 radians is wrong is just an estimation and therefore is wrong so I'm justified in putting this on my paper instead right ( ln( (4i
  5. 5th math

    my teacher want me to show the work on this problem like < or > 3.67---3.7 shwo want to know how i got the answer cause, i know that 3.67 is greater than 3.7 she said where you work? can you show me one more time .?
  6. Physics

    please show me how to work out this problem: A roller coaster moves 85 m horizontally, then travels 45 m at an angle of 30.0 degrees above the horizontal. what is its displacement from its starting point? use graphical techniques.
  7. math

    So the problem is 9 = w + (-8) I know the answer is 17. But I don't know how I solve it/show work.
  8. math

    my daughter is doing homework using greatest common factor, greatest common divisor, and prime factorization. She has this problem: Computers in the research room of the history museum are 30 wide, 30 inches apart and at either
  9. Math 7 A

    Note: For questions 5 and 6, remember to show all of the steps that you use to solve the problem. Be sure to use the text box where the question mark (?) first appears to show your mathematical work. You can use the comments field
  10. fractions

    my teacher gave us some fraction problems for homework, but I'm confused about how to go about solving the problem. The problem is what is 2/4 of 8. Can you show me the steps so I can do the rest of the math problems? 2/4 reduces

More Similar Questions