In the FreeWheelin' Skate Shop, exactly 1/4 of the skateboards are red and exactly 2/3 of the scooters are red. If there are equal numbers of red skateboards and red scooters in the shop, what fraction of the total skateboards and scooters together are red?

Express your answer as a simplified fraction.

Thank you.

weredumbmaster22 Oct 9, 2021

#1**+2 **

In the FreeWheelin' Skate Shop, exactly 1/4 of the skateboards are red and exactly 2/3 of the scooters are red. If there are equal numbers of red skateboards and red scooters in the shop, what fraction of the total skateboards and scooters together are red?

The fraction is **4/11 **(See diagram))

civonamzuk Oct 9, 2021

#2**+1 **

Say there are 24 boards 1/4 = 6 red boards

so 2/3 of the scooters = 6 also then red scooters = 9

24 + 9 = 33 total items 12 are red 33 f = 12 f = fracton of total f = 12/33 = 4/11 of the total are red

ElectricPavlov Oct 9, 2021

#3**0 **

Say there are 24 boards 1/4 = 6 red boards

so 2/3 of the scooters are red = 6 also then total scooters = 9 *** edited *** (for clarity-- answer does not change)

24 + 9 = 33 total items 12 of the total (6+6) are red

33 f = 12 f = fracton of total f = 12/33 = **4/11 of the total are red**

ElectricPavlov
Oct 9, 2021