###### The problem

Tonia and Trinny are twins. Their friends gave them identical cakes for their birthday. Tonia eats $\frac{1}{8}$ of her cake and Trinny eats $\frac{1}{6}$ of her cake. How much cake is left ? Give your answer as a mixed number.

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Tonia and Trinny are twins. Their friends gave them identical cakes for their birthday. Tonia eats $\frac{1}{8}$ of her cake and Trinny eats $\frac{1}{6}$ of her cake. How much cake is left ? Give your answer as a mixed number.

$Solution:\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}1-\frac{1}{8}=\frac{7}{8};1-\frac{1}{6}=\frac{5}{6};$

$\frac{7}{8}+\frac{5}{6}=\frac{42+40}{48}=\frac{82}{48}=\frac{41}{24};\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

$\frac{41}{24}inmixedfractionis1\frac{17}{24}.$