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15 October, 09:49

On the same day at school, 1/6 of the students were wearing skirts and 5/8 of the students were wearing pants. The rest of the students were wearing shorts. What fraction of the students were wearing shorts?

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  1. 15 October, 10:05
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    The answer to this problem is 5/24. First you find the LCM that is 48. Then you multiply 1 by 8 and get 8 so that fraction is 8/48. Then you multiply 5 by 4 and get 20 put that into a fraction and subtract then you reduce the fraction.
  2. 15 October, 11:13
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    What you do is you find the common denominator between the two fractions given. the easiest is to just multiply them

    6*8=48

    and then multiply each numerator by the number it's denominator is multiplied by

    1*8=8 and 5*6=30

    and now you have your new fractions, add them together

    8/48+30/48=38/48

    this leaves 10/48 as the people who were wearing shorts, just simplify this and it's done

    10/2 = 5/24

    48/2
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