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 176: 23

Answer

Estimate 1 Exact $\frac{5}{6}$

Work Step by Step

$2 \frac{1}{2} \div 3$ Estimate Round to the nearest whole number $3 \div 3$ = 1 Exact Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions $\frac{5}{2} \div \frac{3}{1}$ Multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor $\frac{5}{2} \times \frac{1}{3}$ = $\frac{5}{6}$
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