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# john gave his 4 children his estate 1 gets 1/4 the 2nd gets 1/16 the 3rd gets 3/8 what does the 4th child get?

this is home work so please post answers before monday i would appreciate if people would post answers by 7:00pm 2day

### 4 Answers

- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Okay you want to divide it up into 16ths, because that's the lowest common denominator.

So:

1/4 = 4/16

1/16 = 1/16

3/8 = 6/16

Then you add up the 16ths.

4/16 + 1/16 + 6/16 = 11/16

Because his estate = 1, you will subtract 11/16 from 1.

1 = 16/16.

16/16 - 11/16 = 5/16

5/16 can't be reduced down any further.

So in conclusion,

Child 1 gets: 4/16 or 1/4 (they are equal)

Child 2 gets: 1/16

Child 3 gets: 3/8 or 6/16 (again, they are equal)

Child 4 gets: 5/16

Hope that helps. =)

- Anonymous1 decade ago
a 1/2, if u convert all the fractions to sixteenth then u have 8/16 left. thats equal TO 1/2

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