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?

SarahHi 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?

HarrisA equals 17/45