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Jackson picked apples for his family. He picked a total of $$7$$ pounds. He took $$2 \frac { 3 } { 4 }$$ pounds to his aunt and $$1 \frac { 7 } { 8 }$$ pounds to his mother. How many pounds of apples were left to give to his grandmother? Use the numbers and symbols to write an equation that represents the problem, then solve the equation. Symbols may be used more than once or not at all.
$$y+ 2\frac{3}{4}+ 1\frac{7}{8}= 7\\y= 2\frac{3}{8}$$