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    Compute

    Compute: 3/8 + 4/5

    I don't understand this questions, is from my placement test, I solved it but it's not a choice of the test. Is it trying to fool me? or am I fooling myself.

    My answer: 47/40 or 1\frac{7}{40}
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    Re: Compute

    Quote Originally Posted by vaironxxrd View Post
    Compute: 3/8 + 4/5

    I don't understand this questions, is from my placement test, I solved it but it's not a choice of the test. Is it trying to fool me? or am I fooling myself.

    My answer: 47/40 or 1\frac{7}{40}
    Your work is correct.
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    Re: Compute

    Quote Originally Posted by vaironxxrd View Post
    Compute: 3/8 + 4/5
    I don't understand this questions, is from my placement test, I solved it but it's not a choice of the test. Is it trying to fool me? or am I fooling myself.
    My answer: 47/40 or 1\frac{7}{40}
    CHECK it YOURSELF (use a calculator!):
    3/8 + 4/5 = 1.175
    47/40 = 1.175
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    Re: Compute

    Quote Originally Posted by Plato View Post
    Your work is correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmer View Post
    CHECK it YOURSELF (use a calculator!):
    3/8 + 4/5 = 1.175
    47/40 = 1.175
    Therefore, the test answers are incorrect? Why is from the compass sample questions...
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    Re: Compute

    Quote Originally Posted by vaironxxrd View Post
    Therefore, the test answers are incorrect? Why is from the compass sample questions...
    Ask THEM, not us...
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