Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.1 Ratios - 5.1 Exercises: 19

Answer

$\frac{5}{6}$

Work Step by Step

1$\frac{1}{4}$ To 1$\frac{1}{2}$ 1$\frac{1}{4}$/1$\frac{1}{2}$ Next, write 1$\frac{1}{4}$/ as 5/4 and 1$\frac{1}{2}$ as 3/2. (5/4)/(3/2) Rewrite the problem in horizontal format, using the “÷” symbol for division. Finally, multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. 5/4÷3/2=5/4 × 2/3=$\frac{5}{6}$
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