A box of has 3/8 cup remaining. Another box has 1/3 cup left. How many cups of granola are there overall?

1 Answer
Nov 23, 2016

Answer:

#17/24#cups of granola all together.

Explanation:

Let's let the amount of granola left be #g#. Then:

#g = 3/8#cup# + 1/3 #cup

Multiply each fraction by the necessary form of #1# to get each of them over a common denominator, in this case #24#:

#g =3/3 3/8#cup# + 8/8 1/3#cup

#g = 9/24#cup# + 8/24#cup

#g = 17/24#cups