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: 25

Answer

Estimate 3 Exact $3 \frac{3}{5}$

Work Step by Step

$9 \div 2 \frac{1}{2}$ Estimate Round to nearest whole number $9 \div 3$ = 3 Exact Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions $\frac{9}{1} \div \frac{5}{2}$ Multiply by the inverse of the reciprocal $\frac{9}{1} \times \frac{2}{5}$ = $\frac{18}{5}$ Convert improper fraction to mixed number $3 \frac{3}{5}$
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