For a fruit salad recipe, Jenna combined 3/8 cup of raisins, 7/8 cup of oranges, and 3/4 cup of apples. About how many cups of fruit a in the salad?

1 Answer
Jan 11, 2017

Answer:

There are #2# cups of fruit in the fruit salad.

Explanation:

We consider the total number of cups of fruit as #x#. This represents the total of the given numbers of cups of raisins, oranges and apples. Hence;

#x=3/8+7/8+3/4#

Using the LCM of #8# for the denominator, we get:

#x=3/8+7/8+6/8#

#x=(3+7+6)/8#

#x=16/8#

#x=2#