## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Summary Exercises - Fraction Basics: 26

#### Answer

$\frac{189}{8}$

#### Work Step by Step

To write $23\frac{5}{8}$ as a mixed number, we must multiply the whole number in front of the fraction and the denominator together. $23\times8=184$ Next, take the sum of the number above and the numerator. $184+5=189$ This will be the numerator of the mixed number. We will use the original denominator as the denominator of the mixed number. Therefore, $23\frac{5}{8}=\frac{189}{8}$.

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