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100

47 + (-36)

11

100

5/6 - 9/10 = ?

-1/15

100

2/3 x 6/8 = ?

1/2

100

9/3

3

100

Robert, Brenna, and Christian got different answers for this problem: (-40) -2[(-8)/ 2] Robert’s answer was –32, Christian’s answer was –48, and Brenna’s answer was 168. Who was correct?

-32 Robert

200

1/2 + 3/8 = ?

7/8

200

-67 - (-8)

-59

200

7 x 12

84

200

11/16 divided by 1/4 = ?

2 3/4

200

The sum of two fractions is 7/12. The product of the same two fractions is 1/12. What are the two fractions?

1/3 and 1/4

300

17 + 89

106

300

4/5 - 7/8 = ?

-3/40

300

4/9 x 2/5 = ?

8/45

300

24/4

6

300

The swim team practices 2 3/4 h per week during the school year. During the summer, the weekly practice time is increased to 2 1/3 times the school-year practice time. How many hours per week does the team practice during the summer?

6 5/12 hours or 6 hours and 25 minutes every week.

400

10/21 + 3/7 = ?

19/21

400

89 - 72

17

400

-8 x 7

-56

400

8/9 divided by 7/2 = ?

16/63

400

Keisha had \$405 in her bank account. In one month, she made 4 withdrawals of \$45 each. What is the balance in her account? Write an integer expression to represent this problem. Solve the problem. How did you decide which operations to use?

405 - (45x3) = 270

500

-56 + 179

123

500

84 - (-34)

118

500

-6 x - 13

78

500

112/8

14

500

A restaurant in Richmond, BC, lists the prices on its menu in fractions of a dollar. Three friends have lunch at the restaurant. Each of the 3 friends orders a veggie mushroom cheddar burger for 11 3/4, with a glass of water to drink. What was the total bill before taxes, in fractions of a dollar and in dollars and cents?

The bill in fractions is 35 1/4 and the bill in dollars is \$35.25.