# Fractions

• Oct 4th 2012, 08:08 AM
Spixol123
Fractions
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 PM
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Re: Fractions
Some punctuation would be nice, so that we know exactly what you are asking... Are you asking what does this equal: \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 AM
Spixol123
Re: Fractions
Sorry mate. that's all the question says
• Oct 5th 2012, 12:21 AM
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Re: Fractions
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spixol123
Sorry mate. that's all the question says

What I mean is, "If you added a fifth of one, and a quarter to one, and a quarter" is different to "If you added a fifth of one and a quarter, to one and a quarter". There are many other interpretations of that question...
• Oct 5th 2012, 12:34 AM
Spixol123
Re: 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.