## PLEASE HELP!! Wesley initially filled a measuring cup with 5/6 of a cup of syrup from a large jug. Then he poured 1/2 of a cup back in

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Wesley initially filled a measuring cup with 5/6 of a cup of syrup from a large jug. Then he poured 1/2 of a cup back into the jug. How much syrup remains in the measuring cup?

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3 years 2021-07-31T18:54:01+00:00 1 Answers 7 views 0

2/6 or 1/3

Step-by-step explanation:

We start off with 5/6 of a cup of syrup in a measuring cup.

Then Wesley pours out 1/2 of the syrup in the measuring cup.

Our equation looks like this:

5/6 – 1/2 = ?

However, we can’t use this equation because the denominators (6 & 2) aren’t the same. So we will find the LCD (least common denominator).

Mulitiples of 6: 6, 12, 18, 24

Multiples of 2: 2, 4, 6, 8

6 is the LCD for the both of them.

Multiply 3 to the numerator and denominator of 1/2 (because to get from 2 to 6 using multiplication, you mulitiply 3)

1/2 x 3/3 = 3/6

Now we can substitue 3/6 into our original equation and solve it:

5/6 – 3/6 = 2/6

It’s better to use the simplified answer, 1/3.

Hope it helps and good luck (●’◡’●)