Kate has two lengths of ribbon. the pink ribbon is 4 6/12 feet long, and the purple ribbon is 2 4/12 feet long. how much ribbon does kate have in all?

Data:

Kate has two lengths of ribbon

pink ribbon = \( 4 \frac{6}{12} \; feet \)

purple ribbon = \( 2 \frac{4}{12} \; feet \)

How much ribbon does kate have in all?

pink ribbon + purple ribbon

Solving:

\( 4\frac{6}{12} + 2\frac{4}{12} = \frac{12*4+6}{12} + \frac{12*2+4}{12} = \frac{48+6}{12} + \frac{24+4}{12} = \frac{54}{12} + \frac{28}{12} = \frac{82}{12} = \)

\( \frac{82}{12} \: simplify\: \frac{\div2}{\div2} = \boxed{\boxed{\frac{41}{6} \: or\:6 \frac{5}{6} }}\end{array}}\qquad\quad\checkmark \)

Answer:**Kate has it all ****\( 6 \frac{5}{6} \) of ribbons**

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