2 thoughts on “Alicia’s fractions

  1. Sarah

    Hi Alicia,
    This is such a challenging maths problem which I really enjoyed having a go at! Do you enjoy maths problems like the one you have posted?

    First I knew I needed to find the common denominator for the two fractions so that I could add or subtract them. I realised that 9 goes into 36 4 times, so 8/9=32/36.

    So now I know that
    A-32/36=9/36

    To work out A, I rearranged the number sentence to become
    A=9/36+32/36
    I can add the fractions because they have the same denominator.
    A=41/36 (as a top heavy fraction) or 1 and 5/36.

    How did I do? Did I reach the right answer? How would you have worked it out?

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