Question

# Rick sold 26 of the total apples in Street A and 512 of the total apples in Street B. Calculate the combined fraction of apples sold by Rick in the two streets.

A
46
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B
912
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C
1112
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D
56
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Solution

## The correct option is B 912 Fraction of apples sold in Street A =26 We can represent this fraction as: Fraction of apples sold in Street B =512 We can represent this fraction as: The fractions are unlike fractions. So, to calculate the combined fraction, convert the fractions into like fractions. So, we can represent 26 as: Calculating the combined fraction of apples sold in the streets A and B: 26 + 512 = 412 + 512 =4 +512 =912 ∴ 912 is the combined fraction of apples sold by Rick in the streets A and B.

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