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 179: 48

Answer

(a) Estimate 5 inches Exact $5 \frac{1}{48}$ inches (b) No

Work Step by Step

$15 \frac{1}{16} \div 3$ Estimate Round to nearest whole number. $15 \div 3 = 5$ Exact Convert to improper fractions. $\frac{241}{16} \div \frac{3}{1}$ Multiply by reciprocal of divisor and convert to a mixed number. $\frac{241}{16} \times \frac{1}{3}$ = $\frac{241}{48}$ = $5 \frac{1}{48}$ (b) No, a 6 inch part will not fit under a car lifted $5 \frac{1}{48}$ inches.
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