Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.1 Ratios - 5.1 Exercises: 20

Answer

$\frac{7}{8}$

Work Step by Step

2$\frac{1}{3}$ To 2$\frac{2}{3}$ 2$\frac{1}{3}$/ 2$\frac{2}{3}$ Next, write 2$\frac{1}{3}$ as 7/3 and 2$\frac{2}{3}$ as 8/3. (7/3)/(8/3) Rewrite the problem in horizontal format, using the “÷” symbol for division. Finally, multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. 7/3÷8/3=7/3 × 3/8=$\frac{7}{8}$
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