Problem 8. The Queen of England asked herself how many pounds of gold she had set aside to pay her children's allowance. She had a bag that weighed 3/4 lb and another that weighed 2/3 lb. She had a third bag that weighed 5/6 lb.

Step 1 What does the problem ask you to find?

A. The number of pounds of gold altogether.

B. The bag the weighed the most.

C. The amount the second bag weighed.

D. How much more she needs for their allowance.

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Step 2 What information is needed to solve the problem?

A. Weight of the first bag of gold.

B. Weight of the second bag.

C. Weight of the third bag.

D. Number of children the Queen has.

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Step 3 Select the correct expression.

A. 3/4 - 2/3 + 5/6

B. 3/4 + 2/3 - 5/6

C. 3/4 + 2/3 + 5/6

D. 3/4 x 2/3 x 5/6

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Step 4 Select the correct solution.

A. 11/12 lb

B. 7/12 lb

C. 2 1/4 lb

D. 5/12 lb

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