# Operations with Positive Fractions

Total money(whole coin collection ?) is - $1.42$\displaystyle \frac{1.42}{.10}$The right answer (given on the packet):$\displaystyle \frac{3}{11}$• Apr 4th 2012, 01:12 PM MathVideos Re: Operations with Positive Fractions Let me ask you another question that might help you see your flaw in thinking. If I have 1 red sock and 1 black sock, what fraction of my socks are red? • Apr 4th 2012, 01:24 PM vaironxxrd Re: Operations with Positive Fractions Quote: Originally Posted by MathVideos Let me ask you another question that might help you see your flaw in thinking. If I have 1 red sock and 1 black sock, what fraction of my socks are red?$\displaystyle 1/2$• Apr 4th 2012, 01:28 PM MathVideos Re: Operations with Positive Fractions Does that give you any insight into where you made your mistake or do you need me to explain further? • Apr 4th 2012, 01:53 PM vaironxxrd Re: Operations with Positive Fractions Quote: Originally Posted by MathVideos Does that give you any insight into where you made your mistake or do you need me to explain further? Sincerely, I had to look the answer up to not be embarrassed, which is something I won't be able to do in the test. But to know if understand the concept they are asking me how many dimes, 3, are in the whole coin collection, 4+3+2+2 = 11? • Apr 4th 2012, 02:01 PM MathVideos Re: Operations with Positive Fractions That is correct (: Don't forget what a fraction literally is. It's saying what portion of the whole do you have.$\displaystyle (part)/(whole)\$