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 178: 40

Answer

Estimate 11,284 inches of wood. Exact 11,193 inches of wood

Work Step by Step

$182 \times 61 \frac{1}{2}$ inches of wood Estimate Round fractions to the nearest whole number and multiply. $182 \times 62 = 11,284$ inches of wood. Exact Convert mixed numbers to improper fractions. $\frac{182}{1} \times \frac{123}{2}$ Reduce fractions by the common factor of 2 and multiply. $\frac{91}{1} \times \frac{123}{1}$ = $91 \times 123$ = 11,193 inches of wood
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