# 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?

Oct 26, 2016

Roberto kept $\frac{7}{12}$ of the almonds for himself.

#### Explanation:

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

$\frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{6} + x = 1$

Creating a common denominator gives you:

$\frac{3}{12} + \frac{2}{12} + x = \frac{12}{12}$

Then solving for $x$ gives:

$\frac{5}{12} + x = \frac{12}{12}$

$x = \frac{12}{12} - \frac{5}{12}$

$x = \frac{7}{12}$