MATH SOLVE

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# Sylvia walked 3/4 mi east from her house to the bank. Then she walked 1/3 mi west to a gift shop. From the gift shop, she walked 1/4 mi west to a grocery store. How far is the grocery store from Sylvia's house?

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Solution:The grocery store is 1/6 miles far from her house.Explanation:We have been given that Sylvia walked 3/4 mi east from her house to the bank. Hence, the distance between the house and the bank is 3/4 miles.Now, she walked 1/3 mi west to a gift shop. It means that she moved 1/3 miles towards her house. Also, from the gift shop, she walked 1/4 mi west to a grocery store. It means she moved 1/3 miles plus 1/4 miles towards her house.Hence, the distance between the grocery store and the house is [tex]\frac{3}{4}-\left ( \frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{4} \right )\\\\=\frac{3}{4}-\frac{1}{3}-\frac{1}{4} \\\\ =\frac{1}{6}[/tex]