# 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?

May 23, 2018

$3 \frac{1}{3}$ cups of apples

#### Explanation:

$2 \frac{1}{2} + \frac{2}{3} + \frac{1}{6}$

In order to do this you need a common denominator.

$2 \mathmr{and} 3$ are both factors of $6$ which is the $L C D$

$2 \frac{1}{2} + \frac{2}{3} + \frac{1}{6} \text{ } \leftarrow$ there is only one whole number.

$= 2 \frac{3 + 4 + 1}{6} \text{ } \leftarrow$ find equivalent fractions,

$= 2 \frac{8}{6}$

$= 2 + 1 \frac{2}{6}$

$= 3 \frac{1}{3} \text{ } \leftarrow$ simplify