Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.1 Basics of Fractions - 2.1 Exercises: 12



Work Step by Step

This figure consists of two shapes: one which is divided into thirds but shaded completely, representing 1 whole (the same as $\frac{3}{3}$) and another which has two of its three equal parts shaded, representing $\frac{2}{3}$. In total, $1\frac{2}{3}$ is shaded. To represent the mixed number $1\frac{2}{3}$ as a fraction, simply add $\frac{3}{3}$ and $\frac{2}{3}$ to get $\frac{5}{3}$.
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