jose and letty plan to ride their bicycles at least eight miles.  they ride for 5 3/8miles and stop for a break. then they ride for another 2 5/7miles. do they meet their goal? explain your answer.
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I guess you meant 2 5/8 miles not 2 5/7 miles.

Add together the distances by adding the whole numbers first: 5+2=7.

Now add the fractions: 3 eighths and 5 eighths making 8 eighths, which is 1 mile. Add this to the 7 already calculated to get 8 miles. So they met their goal.

answered Oct 11 by Rod Top Rated User (479,220 points)
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