How do you solve #2\frac { 1} { 3} + w = 4\frac { 2} { 9}#?

2 Answers
Jun 26, 2017

Answer:

See explanation

Explanation:

#2 1/3+w=4 2/9#

#w=4 2/9-2 1/3#

#w=38/9-7/3#

#w=38/9-21/9#

#w=17/9#

#w= 1 8/9#

Aug 3, 2017

Answer:

#1 8/9#

Explanation:

#2 1/3+w = 4 2/9" "larr # isolate the #w# by subtracting #2 1/3#

#w = 4 2/9 -2 1/3#

You can work with the whole numbers and the fractions separately.

#w = 2 (2-3)/9" "larr# convert a whole number to #9/9#

#w = 1 (9+2-3)/9#

#w = 1 8/9#