Word Problem Wednesday: Math Is Sweet!

By Mathnasium | Added Jul 26, 2017

 

Hey math lovers, we have a sweet treat for you this week! Combining fractions and decimals can sometimes get sticky, so take your time and chew over your work, then when you're ready, check below for the solution. 

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Mila has ¾ of a pound of caramels. Nora has 0.2 pounds of caramels. How much do their caramels weigh altogether?

Don't rush, you have plenty of time.

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Here's the solution: One way to do this problem is to convert ¾ into a decimal in order to add it to the other decimal. Mila has ¾ = 0.75. Since 0.75 + 0.2 = 0.95, Nora and Mila have 0.95 pounds of caramels altogether.

 

(Caramels image by Kim Love on flickr.)