## Jamal filled his gas tank and then use 7/16 of the tank for traveling to visit his grandfather. He then used 1/3 of the remaining gas in the

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Jamal filled his gas tank and then use 7/16 of the tank for traveling to visit his grandfather. He then used 1/3 of the remaining gas in the tank to run errands around town. What fraction of the tank is filled with gasoline. PLSS HELP

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1. 11/48 because you have to find the closest common factor, and that is 48. Then, you have to multiply 7 by 3, and you get 21. Then, multiply 16 and 1. Your word problem should be 21/48 + 16/48. Then, find your sum, which is 37/48, and subtract 48/48 by 37/48. You should get 11/48 as your answer.

Step-by-step explanation:

Let’s tackle each statement at a time:

Jamal filled his gas tank of which he used .

We need to express the unit (a gas tank) in terms of fractions so that we can substract .

The denominator of the second term of our substraction is , so we can express the first term as . Now that we have the same denominator in both terms, we can proceed to define as a common denominator and rewrite the expression as: , which gives us a result of , which is what Jamal has left after visiting his grandfather. This expression cannot be simplified anymore.

Then, he used of the remaining .

We express it as if he had of the remaining .:

We multiply the terms:

And simplify:

So, at the end, Jamal has of his tank left.