Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.8 Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers - 2.8 Exercises - Page 175: 16

Answer

Estimate: $4$ Exact: $1\frac{1}{3}$

Work Step by Step

Estimate: round the three numbers to 1, 4, and 1 and multiply. Exact: change the numbers into improper fractions: $\frac{2}{3}, \frac{11}{3}, \frac{6}{11}$ Multiply: $\frac{2}{3}\times\frac{11}{3} = \frac{22}{9}$ $\frac{22}{9}\times\frac{6}{11} = \frac{4}{3}$ Change into a mixed (or whole) number: $1\frac{1}{3}$

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