Kate made an apple pie with #2 1/2# cups of red apples, #2/3# of green apples, and #1/6# cup of yellow cup apples. How many cups of apples did Kate use to make the pie?

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May 23, 2018

Answer:

#3 1/3# cups of apples

Explanation:

The question is basically asking you to add the fractions together,

#2 1/2+2/3+1/6#

In order to do this you need a common denominator.

#2 and 3# are both factors of #6# which is the #LCD#

#2 1/2+2/3+1/6" "larr# there is only one whole number.

#= 2 (3+4+1)/6" "larr# find equivalent fractions,

#=2 8/6#

#= 2 + 1 2/6#

#= 3 1/3" "larr# simplify