Roberto bought a can of almonds. He gave 1/4 of the almonds to his brother, 1/6 to his friends and kept the rest for himself. What fraction of the almonds did he keep for himself?

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Oct 26, 2016

Answer:

Roberto kept #7/12# of the almonds for himself.

Explanation:

Robert had one can of almonds and divided it unequally 3 ways.

#1/4 + 1/6 + x = 1#

Creating a common denominator gives you:

#3/12 + 2/12 + x = 12/12#

Then solving for #x# gives:

#5/12 + x = 12/12#

#x = 12/12 - 5/12#

#x = 7/12#