Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Fractions in Algebra - Exercise Set: 52

Answer

$\frac{7}{2}$

Work Step by Step

(2$\frac{4}{5}$)(1$\frac{1}{4}$) First convert the mixed fractions into improper fractions and then find the product $\frac{14}{5}$ * $\frac{5}{4}$ Multiply numerators and multiply denominators. $\frac{14*5}{5*4}$ = $\frac{70}{20}$ Now convert the product into lowest terms by dividing numerator and denominator by 10 $\frac{7}{2}$
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