Dawn took two pies to a school bake. She cut Pie A into 8 slices and Pie B into 6 slices. She sold two slices of Pie A and three slices in Pie B, how much total Pie Dawn has remaining?
2 of the 8 slices of pie A were sold (2/8) 3 of the 6 slices of pie B were sold (3/6) Both of these fractions can be simplified 2/8 --> 1/4 3/6 --> 1/2 In order to add these two fractions, they must have a common denominator. This can be accomplished by multiplying the second fraction by 2 1/2 --> 2/4 Now we can add the two 1/4 + 2/4 = 3/4 Therefore 3/4 of the pie has been sold. In order to find out how much remains, we must subtract the amount that has been sold from the original amount of pie (2) 2 - 3/4 = 1 1/4 = 1.25