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: 28

Answer

Estimate $\frac{1}{3}$ Exact $\frac{3}{10}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{3}{4} \div 2 \frac{1}{2}$ Estimate Round fractions to the nearest whole number $1 \div 3$ = $\frac{1}{3}$ Exact Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions $\frac{3}{4} \div \frac{5}{2}$ Multiply by the reciprocal of the divisior $\frac{3}{4} \times \frac{2}{5}$ Reduce fractions by common factor of 2 $\frac{3}{2} \times \frac{1}{5}$ = $\frac{3}{10}$
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