how to find the mixed number i guess
libby789
05 March 2013
libby789
05 March 2013
FIND THE INDICATED QUOTIENT AND WRITE ANSWER IN MIXED NUMBER FORM REUDCE IF POSSBILE 5 1/3 / 3 2/3
libby789
05 March 2013
i don't know how to do this
libby789
05 March 2013
i don't understand this help! please
libby789
05 March 2013
mixed_fractions.docx (101 KB)
rosiej
05 March 2013
let me know if that helps and what you think the final answer is
rosiej
05 March 2013
We dont provide answers, as such. This is a tutoring website, that is designed to help you understand the problem and work out the answer. What is it that you do not understand?
hyperion
05 March 2013
Hi Libby
keithteacher
05 March 2013
Hi Libby, your question simply means you have to divide five and one third by two and two thirds. In order to do this, first you have to change each mixed number into fraction form (top heavy or vulgar fraction). As there are five thirds in one whole, you have 15 thirds from number five plus add the one third in the question which will give you 16/3. Do the same with the 3 and 2/3 so you now have 11/3 from that part. The rule for dividing fractions is to change the divide sign inbetween the two numbers into multiply and turn the last fraction upside down. So you have 16/3 x 3/11. Check if you can cancel, if so do, if not multiply across the two numbers at the top and multiply across the two numbers at the bottom. If your answer is "top heavy " i.e. the top is bigger than the bottom part of the fraction, then divide the bottom number into the top in order to change your answer into a mixed number and so you get your answer! Kind regards keithteacher
keithteacher
05 March 2013
thanks that helped :)
libby789
05 March 2013
any division of fractions has to be converted into multiplication of fractions. it is easier done with proper fractions. however when mixed numbers are involved they need to be converted into improper fractions first followed by changing the division to multiplication of fractions then simplications as far as possible for the final answer. in the above convert 5 1/3 to 16/3( 5 multiply by denominator add 3). follow the same procedure for 3 2/3. you will have two improper fractions with the division sign in the middle. change the division sign to a multiplication and then flip over the improper fraction from 3 2/3. simplify then on.
m.pursonowa
15 March 2013
(5 multiplied by the denominator add the numerator 5 1/3) typing mistake above
m.pursonowa
15 March 2013
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agsapt
20 March 2013
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andres24
14 January 2014
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andres24
14 January 2014
It is not clear what your question is.  After reading all the different answers, I felt confused too.Is the question"What is Five and one third divided by Three and two thirds?"
akq
15 January 2014
If the question is:(5*(1/3)) / (3*(2/3))You can take on the question in two parts. The first part involves multiplying the fraction 1/3 by 5, which is equal to 5/3. The second part can be done in a similar way to give 6/3, which is also equal to 2.=(5/3) / (6/3)= (5/3) / 2= 5/6If the question is:5 + (1/3) / 3 + (2/3)In order to do this with any numbers given, it is best to convert the whole numbers to common fractions. Therefore:5 = 15/3 and 3 = 9/3We can now add the fractions on each side of the division:(15/3 + 1/3) / (9/3 + 2/3)= (16/3) / (11/3)Since the denominators are now the same, they can be discarded, leaving the answer.=16/11I hope this helps!
Jaspreet B.
21 January 2014 