anonymous
  • anonymous
how do u do this problem 1178/166.97???
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anonymous
  • anonymous
very carefully
anonymous
  • anonymous
can you manipulate the division so you are dividing by a whole number and not change the value of that fraction?
anonymous
  • anonymous
what i dont get what yew are saying

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anonymous
  • anonymous
so...what you are doing is trying to divide correct?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
so..to make things easier...you want to divide by a whole number...dividing by a decimal like 166.97 is tough So my question to you was...can you change that division, so that you have a whole number you divide by and not change the value of the problem
anonymous
  • anonymous
soo like 1178/166,970
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay nice!...you are getting the idea...but your numbers a bit off.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so you changed the divisor by a multiple of 1000...what i mean is you multiplied the divisor (166.97) by 1000 to get 166970 but if you do that...you must also multipy the divident (1178) by 1000 or you change the value
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok im in 6th grade and yew are talking on a 10th grade level can yew break it down please :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay...one second
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
this is what you are doing right?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
ya i think
anonymous
  • anonymous
what i am suggesting is that you do something...so that the bottom of this fraction is a whole number...like this
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anonymous
  • anonymous
that's what you thought of when you gave me your last answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok thats wat im doing
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay good...BUT...you cannot just do that...because if you multipy by 1/1000 like that...then you are changing the value of your fraction
anonymous
  • anonymous
so what do you think we can do...so that you don't change the value of your fraction...do something about that 1/1000
anonymous
  • anonymous
try viewing my question
anonymous
  • anonymous
huh?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so mastery...do you have some clever way...to change that 1/1000 so that it won't mess with the value of your fraction?
anonymous
  • anonymous
call me taylor i didt mean to put mastery and wat
anonymous
  • anonymous
k, taylor...did they tell you in class that when you multiply anything by 1 then it does not change the value?
anonymous
  • anonymous
nope
anonymous
  • anonymous
so for example...: 5*1 = 5; 13*1 = 13; 1512*1 = 1512
anonymous
  • anonymous
so anytime you multiply something by 1 ...you never change the value...that includes fractions
anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont know anything about that
anonymous
  • anonymous
ooooooo i think i get it
anonymous
  • anonymous
so for example: 1/2 * 1 = 1/2 3/5 *1 =3/5 37383 / 37382 *1 = 37383/37382 and so on
anonymous
  • anonymous
just any fraction times 1 is still the same fraction...
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay the next thing you need to know is that if you have a fraction...that has the same number on top as on the bottom...then it's always equal to 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
do you believe that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
like... 3/3 = 1 or 5/5 =1 78/78 =1 1000/1000 = 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
im really confused
anonymous
  • anonymous
well, let's do one step at a time...do you believe my last statement...as long as the top number is equal to the bottom number it is equal to 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
like this:
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anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
so what im trying to say is that what you did earlier:
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anonymous
  • anonymous
is almost correct...but you cannot multiply by just 1/1000 you have to do it by 1000/1000...like this:
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anonymous
  • anonymous
because this way...you multiplied by something that is equal to 1 and that won't change the value of your fraction, but now you have a whole number on the bottom...and you can simplify or divide
anonymous
  • anonymous
is there an easier way to do this
anonymous
  • anonymous
not really the only thing you can do to make the numbers look a bit smaller is to use 100/100 instead of 1000/1000...cause 100/100 will do the trick...you went a bit overboard with multiplying by 1000/1000...but it gets the job done: so you can do this:
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anonymous
  • anonymous
see how doing it this way also gives you a whole number on the bottom...now you can simplify or divide as well
anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont get what yew are saying!!
anonymous
  • anonymous
which part?
anonymous
  • anonymous
the hole thing'
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry you are gonna have to be more specific
anonymous
  • anonymous
eveything u said so far
anonymous
  • anonymous
please go back to the beginning of this thread and re-read what i wrote...hopefully you will have a more specific question once you do that
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
still confused
anonymous
  • anonymous
which part?
anonymous
  • anonymous
what was the last line that made sense to you?
anonymous
  • anonymous
never mind i got it!!!!!!!!! thanx sooo much
anonymous
  • anonymous
cool, you are welcome! I'm glad you didn't give up. Good luck
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanx!

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