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?
Sorry if this problem is very basic I just know the right procedure. This questions are from a placement test I will be taking, so expect to see similar ones.
If you have four quarters, three dimes, two nickels, and two pennies, what fraction of the whole coin
collection is in dimes?
My procedure:
Total money(whole coin collection ?) is - $1.42
The right answer (given on the packet):