This morning as I was making chocolate chip cookies, I accidentally dumped in 1/3 cup of brown sugar instead of the 1/4 of 1 & 1/4 that I needed. Crap! (no-I could not just start over because the sugar was in a bowl with shortening) So I grabbed a scrap of paper and began computing fractions and came up with only needing to add 11/12 cup more. Uh-ok. Now on paper I was trying to remember how to convert this fraction back to thirds or fourths. Do you get a common denominator? Divide by fourths? Multiple by 4? DAMN! Throw everything in the garbage and start over?
Lucky for me I'm married to a genius and after 15 minutes of frustrating math, I texted him. And of course he figured it out! Thanks for rescuing me yet again and Happy Anniversary Honey!
In case you are wondering:
1 & 1/4 minus 1/3 equals 11/12.
11/12 is equal to 8/12 plus 3/12.
8/12 plus 3/12 is equal to 2/3 plus 1/4.
Seems so simple now.