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In a bag there are red, green and purple counters. 3/8 (in fractions) of the counters are red. 1/6 (in fractions) of the counters are green. What fraction of the counters are purple?

Guest Apr 30, 2017
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Add the two fractions together and subtract from 1 as follows:

 

3/8 + 1/6 = Equate the denominators using the LCM of 6 and 8 which is 24.

9/24 + 4/24 =

13/24. Now, you have to subtract this from 1:

1 - 13/24 =17/24 - fraction of the counters that are purple.

Guest Apr 30, 2017
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CORRECTION!!. Sorry, I goofed!

1 - 13/24 =11/24.

Guest Apr 30, 2017

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