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Each one of four pies were cut into 8 pieces for dinner. After dinner there remained 1/2 of a pie, o pie, 3/8 of a pie and 5/$of a pie.

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Answer: What you would have left is 12 pieces of pie

Step-by-step explanation: As stated in the question, one pie has been sliced into 8 pieces, and there are three pies in all. That means we had at the beginning 3 x 8 slices of pie which equals 24 pieces.

Also if each pie had been sliced into 8 pieces then each can be represented as 8/8. Therefore eating one slice would leave you with 7/8 (that is 8/8 minus 1/8).

So, each of the three pies now have the following left overs;

1/2, 3/8 and 5/8.

Adding them all together would give,

1/2 + 3/8 + 5/8

Using 8 as the common denominator

4/8 + 3/8 + 5/8

(4 + 3 + 5)/8

12/8.

Therefore, there would be 12 pieces left altogether, which can also be expressed as one pie and 4 pieces.