Tara used 3/4 cups of rice crackers and 2/3 cups of pretzels to make snack mix. She ate 5/8 cups of the snack mix for lunch. How much of the snack mix is left?

1 Answer
Feb 3, 2017

Answer:

#19/24# of a cup of mix is left.

Explanation:

Add #3/4 and 2/3# of a cup together.
Then subtract #5/8# of a cup that is eaten.

We can write the required expression as:

#3/4 +2/3-5/8" "larr# find a common denominator.

The LCD is 24. Find the equivalent fractions

#(18+16-15)/24#

#=19/24#