Mathematics

Question

Mrs. Cashmore bought a large melon. She cut a piece that weighed 1 1/8 pounds and gave it to her neighbor. The remaining piece of melon weighed 6/8 pound. how much did the melon weigh?

1 Answer

  • 1+1/8 = 9/8 pounds. So she gave 9/8 to the neighbor, and kept 6/8, which means there was 15/8 of a pound in total, or 1 and 7/8 pounds.
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