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Party Pitchers

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The polka-dot pitcher was 7/8 full of lemonade.
The striped pitcher was completely full of punch.

explanation

Step 1
Use the clues to find out the amounts that were poured into each pitcher.

Step 2
Find the common denominator and add.

Polka-dot pitcher with leftover lemonade

 1/2 = 4/8
 
 1/8 = 1/8
 
+  1/4 = 2/8
 
   7/8

Striped pitcher with leftover lemonade

 1/2 = 3/6
 
 1/3 = 2/6
 
+ 1/6 = 1/6
 
   6/6

 = 1 whole

 


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