Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.8 Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers - 2.8 Exercises - Page 176: 32


Estimate 3 Exact $2 \frac{7}{8}$

Work Step by Step

$5 \frac{3}{4} \div 2$ Estimate Round fractions to the nearest whole number. $6\div 2 = 3$ Exact Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions. $\frac{23}{4} \div \frac{2}{1}$ Multiply by the reciprocal of the divisor. $\frac{23}{4} \times \frac{1}{2}$ = $\frac{23}{8}$ Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers. $2 \frac{7}{8}$
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