# 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?

Feb 3, 2017

$\frac{19}{24}$ of a cup of mix is left.

#### Explanation:

Add $\frac{3}{4} \mathmr{and} \frac{2}{3}$ of a cup together.
Then subtract $\frac{5}{8}$ of a cup that is eaten.

We can write the required expression as:

$\frac{3}{4} + \frac{2}{3} - \frac{5}{8} \text{ } \leftarrow$ find a common denominator.

The LCD is 24. Find the equivalent fractions

$\frac{18 + 16 - 15}{24}$

$= \frac{19}{24}$