# Thread: fraction problem

1. ## fraction problem

Write and solve a story problem for 2 1/2 + 1/ 1/3

Write and solve a story problem for 2 1/2 - 1 1/3

Thank you

2. Originally Posted by recca
Write and solve a story problem for 2 1/2 + 1/ 1/3

Write and solve a story problem for 2 1/2 - 1 1/3

Thank you
Write a story problem?! Like, i had 2 1/2 cookies, then I ate 1 1/3... now i only have 1/6 left?! $(\frac{9}{6} - \frac{8}{6}=\frac{1}{6})$

3. Originally Posted by recca
Write and solve a story problem for 2 1/2 + 1/ 1/3

Write and solve a story problem for 2 1/2 - 1 1/3

Thank you
hi
here it is mixed number 2 1/2 = 5/2 and 1 1/3 = 4/3
Lcm of 2 and 3 is 6
15/6 and 8/6
adding 15/6+8/6 = 23/6
subtracting 15/6 - 8/6 = 7/6
ok

4. ## pieces of paper

say you had 2 1/2 pieces of paper and someone gave you 1 1/3 more you would have 3 5/6 pieces all together