Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.1 Basics of Fractions - 2.1 Exercises: 14

Answer

$\frac{11}{6}$

Work Step by Step

This figure consists of two shapes: One which is divided into six but shaded completely, representing 1 whole (the same as $\frac{6}{6}$) and another which has five of its six equal parts shaded, representing $\frac{5}{6}$. In total, $1\frac{5}{6}$ is shaded. To represent the mixed number $1\frac{5}{6}$ as a fraction, simply add ($\frac{6}{6}$) and ($\frac{5}{6}$) to get ($\frac{11}{6}$).
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