Joe gave 1/2 of his sandwich to Ed at lunchtime, and ate 1/3 of it himself. How much of the sandwich did he have left?
A.) 1/6 B.) 3/5 C.) 4/5 D.) 5/6
Consider the whole sandwich to be 1, and subtract what was given away and eaten.
1  1/2  1/3 {took the whole sandwich and subtracted the 1/2 given away and the 1/3 eaten} = 6/6  3/6  2/6 {got the common denominator of 6} = 1/6 {subtracted the numerators over the common denominator} A.) 1/6 Ask Algebra House Comments are closed.

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