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    Word problems with fractions

    I have a word problem that is very confusing for me. I have attempted to figure out the answer to this problem but can't comprehend how they got the answer. I would be greatful to anyone who can break it down, step by step, as to how you got the answer. I will begin by saying the answer is 19/30. Here is the problem:

    Danielle spent 1/6 of her money on clothes and 1/5 on food. What fraction of her money did she have left for rent and other expenses?

    I came up with 11/30. What did i do wrong? Thank you for any help with this.
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    Re: Word problems with fractions

    1 - \left(\frac{1}{6} + \frac{1}{5}\right)
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    Re: Word problems with fractions

    Hello, leisha2010!

    Danielle spent 1/6 of her money on clothes and 1/5 on food.
    What fraction of her money did she have left?

    I came up with 11/30. .What did i do wrong?

    You found the amount that she spent.

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