## If Tucson’s average rainfall is 10 1/4 inches and Yuma’s is 4 4/5 inches, how much more rain, on the average, does Tucson get than Yuma?

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If Tucson’s average rainfall is 10 1/4 inches and Yuma’s is 4 4/5 inches, how much more rain, on the average, does Tucson get than Yuma?

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7 months 2021-10-04T04:38:50+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

$$5 \frac{9}{20}$$

Step-by-step explanation:

If Tucson’s average rainfall is 10 1/4 inches and Yuma’s is 4 4/5 inches, then the difference will give us how much more rain, on the average,Tucson get than Yuma.

$$10 \frac{1}{4} – 4 \frac{4}{5}$$

$$= \frac{41}{4} – \frac{24}{5}$$

We find LCM to get

$$\frac{205 – 96}{20}$$

$$\frac{109}{20} = 5\frac{9}{20}$$