The answer is 1.425 .
1½ = Twelve eighths so the answer is seven-eighths
Five eights plus two thirds minus one fourth is equal to 1.04
five-eights is one-eigtht larger than one-half...which, after converting to a common denominator, is four-eights.
One and five eights.
One and a half is twelve eights.plus five eights, is seventeen eights. That is two and one eighth in total, or 2.125 in decimal.
Three fourths is six eights, so subtract one eight and the answer is five eights.
The answers is... three eights!
x=2.5-1.375=1.125 which is one and one eights.
One and one eighths.
Six eighths, or three fourths.
Five eights plus seven eights is twelve eights. 12/8 is 8/8 and 4/8 is 1 4/8 is 1 1/2 (one and a half)
7/8 minus 1/2 is 3/8.
1/2 - 3/8 = 1/8