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    Fractions

    If you added a fifth of one and a quarter to one and a quarter, what would the answer be?
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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*}?
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    Re: Fractions

    Sorry mate. that's all the question says
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    Re: Fractions

    Quote Originally Posted by Spixol123 View Post
    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...
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    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.
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