maria is painting her bedroom. she has 4 2/3 gallons of paint. she needs 3/4 gallon for the trim and 3 1/2 gallons for the walls. does she have enough paint to paint her bedroom? 5. maria has a piece of molding 22 5/8 feet long. she used 8 2/3 feet for one wall in the bedroom. does she have enough molding for the other wall , which is 12 1/2 feet long?

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Answer:YesStep-by-step explanation:First add what she needs, and compare it to what she bought.3/4 + 3 1/2 = 4 1/4. Compare 4 1/4 to 4 2/3. To do this, make them into singular fractions (not mixed number fractions), so you get 17/4 and 14/3. Then cross multiply (first number's nominator times the 2nd number's denominator) so 17x3=51. Then do the other sides (2nd number's nominator times the 1st number's denominator), so 14x4=56. Since 56 is greater than 51, then the 2nd number (14/3 or 4 2/3) is largest. Meaning that Maria has MORE than enough paint.