# *ੈ✩‧₊˚ Brady White weighed 195 1/2 pounds when he decided to join a gym to lose some weight. At the end of the first month,

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Brady White weighed 195 1/2 pounds when he decided to join a gym to lose some weight. At the end of the first month, he weighed 193 1/8 pounds. (Enter your answers as simplified mixed numbers.)

a) how much in pounds did he lose that month?

b) if his goal is 185 3/4 pounds, how much more in pounds does he have to lose?

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1. a) He lost  (2 + 3/8) pounds in the first month,
b) he needs to lose another (7 + 3/4) pounds.

### How much in pounds did he lose that month?

First, we know that the weight of Brady White is (195 + 1/2) pounds, and at the end of the month, his weight is (193 + 1/8) pounds.
To find how many pounds did he lose, we need t take the difference between these two values.
(195 + 1/2) – (193 + 1/8)
= (195 – 193) + (1/2 – 1/8)
= 2 + 3/8
Then, we conclude that in the first month he lost (2 + 3/8) pounds
If is goal is (185 + 3/4) pounds, then the amount that he needs to lose is:
(193 + 1/8) – (185 + 3/4)
(193 – 185) + (1/8 – 3/4)
8 – 5/4 = 7 + 3/4
So to reach his goal, he needs to lose another (7 + 3/4) pounds.