**Total weight: 3 1/3 lbs. or 10/3 lbs.**

**Meat weight: 2 7/8 or 23/8 lbs.**

**Bone weight: x**

**Equation:**

**x = 10/3 - 23/8**

**LCD (Least common denominator), listing method:**

**3 = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, **__24__

8 = 8, 16, __24__

**Re-write the equation with similar fractions:**

**x = 10/3 - 23/8**

x = 80/24 - 69/24

x = 11/24

__Final Answer: The weight of the bone is 11/24 lbs.__

11/24 + 69/24 = 10/3 lbs.

80/24 = 10/3

10/3 = 10/3 or 3 1/3

Lowest term of 80/24 = 10/3

(numerator) 80 ÷ **8 = 10** ** Divide by GCF = 8**

**(denominator) 24 ÷ 8 = 3 Divide by GCF = 8**

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