## viviansalem 2 years ago You are cutting vegetables for a party. You have 1/4 lb of carrots, 2/7 lb of broccoli, and 5/6 lb of peppers. How many pounds of vegetables do you have in all?

1. pathosdebater

So basically you are adding all of the together. 1/4 + 2/7 + 5/6 Since they all have different denominators, you have to find a common one.

2. pathosdebater

What number will multiples of each of those numbers go into?

3. viviansalem

would it the answer 1 1/4 thats what i just got!

4. pathosdebater

Do you know what you need to do? Or do you need a little more help?

5. viviansalem

Help?

6. pathosdebater

Haha okay

7. pathosdebater

So we need to make all the denominators (the bottom numbers) the same. 4 * 21 = 84 7 * 12 = 84 6 * 14 = 84

8. pathosdebater

Now you need to multiply the numerators (the top numbers) times the same number you multiplied against the denominator. So 1*21, 2*12, 5*14... What do you get?

9. pathosdebater

You understand what you need to do?

10. viviansalem

Yeah thank you so much! I understand now!!!

11. pathosdebater

Let me know what you get so I can help you if you didn't get it quite right... only if you want.

12. viviansalem

HAHAHHA OKAY!

13. viviansalem

hhaha okay so i got 1 1/4 again

14. viviansalem

is this right?

15. pathosdebater

Did you add them all together? the denominator should be 84

16. viviansalem

WELL ITS NOT IN MY ASWENR CHOICES ANYWAYS

17. pathosdebater

If you added them all together you would get 115/84. That come out to 1 31/84, which in decimals would approx. equal 1.37

18. pathosdebater

19. viviansalem

1 1/4 LB, 5 LB, 2 1/2, 1 3/4

20. pathosdebater

That doesn't make any sense. Well 1 1/4 is the closest, so go with that.

21. viviansalem

Okay then thank you =D

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viviansalem is that you in that pic? wow