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## MauriceLong 3 years ago Can some one help me with my homework please...ASAP

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1. gdogthegirl

what is it?

2. MauriceLong

HERE IS PROBLEM BELOW.. A Parent died and left an estate to four children. One inherited 1/9 of the estate, the Second inherited 5/81, and the third inherited 17/27. How much did the Fourth Inherited? Type a simplified fractions

3. gdogthegirl

ok first you need to turn all the fractions to the same denominator do you know how to do that?

4. MauriceLong

no i dont know how too do that.. can you help me with that

5. MauriceLong

1/9+5/81+17/27 =

6. MauriceLong

Can you help me with the Answer. Also can you Explain how you got the answer and walk me through step by step.

7. gdogthegirl

yes that would be the equation but in order to add the you need all denominaters the same because it makes it much easier soooo..... all of them can be changed to 81 1/9 times by 9 is 9/81 and then 5/81 doesn't need to be changed and then 17/27 times by three is 51/81 so it would be $\frac{ 9 }{ 81 } + \frac{ 5 }{ 81 } + \frac{ 51 }{ 81 } =$

8. gdogthegirl

can you understand that ^^^^^

9. gdogthegirl

since i already typed that up

10. MauriceLong

so do I add all of this together and then simplify

11. gdogthegirl

yes, that would be the next step

12. MauriceLong

65/81 is the answer Right..

13. gdogthegirl

yes and then you would subtract that from 81/81

14. gdogthegirl

because 81/81 is the whole and then your subtracts everyone else s inheritance from that to find out the fourth persons.

15. MauriceLong

-16/81

16. gdogthegirl

how did you get a negative

17. gdogthegirl

it is 81/81-65/81

18. MauriceLong

its positive sorry 16/81

19. MauriceLong

so will i take 16/81- 17/27

20. MauriceLong

or 17/81

21. gdogthegirl

why do you think you would do that?

22. MauriceLong

oops. sorry i just realized that was the answer lol Math isnt my cup of tea

23. gdogthegirl

lol its fine good job :) it confuses me a lot too so don't feel bad

24. MauriceLong

thank you so much for helping me

25. gdogthegirl

your welcome

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