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Icarus1
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Posted - 03/24/2011 :  20:33:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello. High school student. Bad with math. I have a pre-test work sheet and I need help on some of the questions. My real test is in two days.

EX:

1/2 + 2/3

I know this equals 3/5, but it wants me to reduce to lowest terms. I looked at the answer key and the answer is 11/6. I am confused as how it got reduced there... there's also another one on subtraction. Can I get help with both?

More questions.

EX:

"There's a sale. 1/4 off of the price $39 dollar jeans. What is the total cost?" I don't know how to do this...

EX:

"Truck rental terms. Hourly rate is $12, plus $0.13 per mile. Jack rented a truck at 9:30 AM and returned it ar 1:00 PM. He drove 16 miles. How much was he charged for time and mileage?" How do I write this into an equation to figure it out...??

Lastly, can someone direct me to a video that simply breaks down inches, feet, centimeters, and milimeters and all that. We come across measurement a lot and I get lost quickly... that'd be helpful.

Thank you reading and I'd appreciate some help.

Edited by - Icarus1 on 03/24/2011 21:57:53
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royhaas
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Posted - 03/25/2011 :  08:09:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You need to review the material at http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/fractions/before your test.
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