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?

Jan 11, 2017

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;

$x = \frac{3}{8} + \frac{7}{8} + \frac{3}{4}$

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

$x = \frac{3}{8} + \frac{7}{8} + \frac{6}{8}$

$x = \frac{3 + 7 + 6}{8}$

$x = \frac{16}{8}$

$x = 2$