Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Skills Handbook - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Exercises - Page 792: 14



Work Step by Step

We first put the two whole numbers into fraction form, giving us the following: $\frac{9}{5} \div \frac{5}{2}$ Because we cannot divide by a fraction, we must multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. Because the reciprocal of 5/2 is 2/5, we obtain: $\frac{9}{5}\times \frac{2}{5} = \frac{18}{25}$.
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