Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 4 - Decimals - 4.6 Fractions and Decimals - 4.6 Exercises - Page 312: 1


b. and c. are correct

Work Step by Step

A fraction $\frac{x}{y}$ can also be written in the form $x\div y$, where the numerator of the fraction is being divided by the denominator of the fraction. Therefore, $\frac{2}{5}=2\div5$ $\frac{1}{7}=1\div7$ $\frac{3}{8}=3\div8$ So, b. and c. are in the correct form, and a. is incorrect because it shows the denominator being divided by the numerator.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.