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# 2 5/8 + 1 3/4 + ( ) = 8?

Hi can I have the solutions plz

### 3 Answers

- PuzzlingLv 74 weeks ago
Add the two mixed numbers:

2 5/8

+ 1 3/4

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Get the same denominator for the fractions:

2 5/8

+ 1 6/8 <--

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Add the fractions:

2 5/8

+ 1 6/8

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11/8 <-- convert to 1 3/8

Write down 3/8 and carry the 1:

₁

2 5/8

+ 1 6/8

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3/8

Add the whole numbers:

₁

2 5/8

+ 1 6/8

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4 3/8

So far we have:

4 3/8 + (??) = 8

To figure out the missing value, subtract 8 - 4 3/8

8

- 4 3/8

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We need to borrow 1 from the 8 (which is the same as borrowing 8/8):

7 8/8

- 4 3/8

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Subtract:

7 8/8

- 4 3/8

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3 5/8

Answer:

The missing number is 3 5/8

Double-check:

2 5/8

1 6/8

+ 3 5/8

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16/8 <-- convert to 2, write down nothing for the fraction and carry 2:

₂

2 5/8

1 6/8

+ 3 5/8 <-- This is the missing number

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8