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: 24

Answer

Estimate $1 \frac{1}{2}$ Exact $1 \frac{3}{8}$

Work Step by Step

$2 \frac{3}{4} \div 2$ Estimate Round to nearest whole number $3 \div 2$ = $\frac{3}{2}$ Convert improper fraction to a mixed number $1 \frac{1}{2}$ Exact Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions $\frac{11}{4} \div \frac{2}{1}$ Multiply by the inverse of the reciprocal $\frac{11}{4} \times \frac{1}{2}$ = $\frac{11}{8}$ Convert improper fraction to mixed number $1 \frac{3}{8}$

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