Adding fractions word problem: paint (Full video)

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Supporting grades: 5

Description: Sal solves a word problem by adding mixed numbers with unlike denominators. Created by Sal Khan. Cindy and Michael need 1 gallon of orange paint for the giant cardboard pumpkin they are making for Halloween. Cindy has 2/5 of a gallon of red paint. Michael has got 1/2 a gallon of yellow paint.

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