If you added a fifth of one and a quarter to one and a quarter, what would the answer be?

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- Oct 4th 2012, 08:08 AMSpixol123Fractions
If you added a fifth of one and a quarter to one and a quarter, what would the answer be?

- Oct 4th 2012, 06:03 PMProve ItRe: Fractions
Some punctuation would be nice, so that we know exactly what you are asking... Are you asking what does this equal: $\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} \left[ \frac{1}{5} \textrm{ of } \left( 1 + \frac{1}{4} \right) \right] + \left( 1 + \frac{1}{4} \right) \end{align*}$?

- Oct 5th 2012, 12:16 AMSpixol123Re: Fractions
Sorry mate. that's all the question says

- Oct 5th 2012, 12:21 AMProve ItRe: Fractions
- Oct 5th 2012, 12:34 AMSpixol123Re: Fractions
yeah understood. iv been taking my frustration out on this book the whole night.. Thats all the question says. I know what the answer is 1 1/2 but i just need to know how to work it out for my test tomorrow.