Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.5 Multiplying Fractions - 2.5 Exercises: 40

Answer

$3 \ \text{in} ^2$.

Work Step by Step

The area is computed by $A = a \cdot b$. Here, we substitute $a = 8$ and $b=\frac{3}{8} $. From this it follows that the area $A$ is computed by: $A = a \cdot b = 8 \cdot \frac{3}{8} = \frac{8}{1} \cdot \frac{3}{8} = \frac{3}{1} \cdot \frac{1}{1} = \frac{3}{1} = 3$. With considering the unit, the answer is $3 \ \text{in} ^2$.
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