Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.7 - Operations on Mixed Numbers - Exercise Set: 10

Answer

$2\frac{1}{3}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{5}{9}\times4\frac{1}{5}$ $\longrightarrow$convert mixed number =$\frac{5}{9}\times\frac{21}{5}$ $\longrightarrow$multiply numerators and denominators =$\frac{5\times21}{9\times5}$ $\longrightarrow$eliminate common factors =$\frac{/\!\!5\times/\!\!3\times7}{3\times/\!\!3\times/\!\!5}$ =$\frac{7}{3}$$\longrightarrow$simplify =$2\frac{1}{3}$
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