Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.1 Basics of Fractions - 2.1 Exercises: 18



Work Step by Step

The denominator of a fraction is usually the total number of parts of the whole--what the numerator is "out of." The total of number of carts is 215, so following the information given, 139 out of 215 carts are in the store. This is represented by the fraction $\frac{139}{215}$.
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