## keebler01 3 years ago convert to an improper fraction 14 1/8 please show work

1. mridrik

for these kinds of problems you multiply the number not in the fraction (14) by the denominator (8) which equals 112. Then you add the numerator (1) to that number and then divide it by the denominator to get your improper fraction

2. mridrik

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3. mathteacher1729

Ok, imagine you have FIFTEEN (15) pizza boxes. Each pizza is cut into EIGHT slices. FOURTEEN of those pizza boxes contain UNEATEN pizzas. ONE of those pizza boxes contains ONE SLICE of pizza. Now the question is this... How many SLICES of pizza do you have?

4. keebler01

8

5. mathteacher1729

Eight slices... per pizza box. (each pizza is cut up into 8 pieces) But you have FOURTEEN boxes with FULL pizzas and one box with just one slice. So how many total SLICES do you have? :)

6. mridrik

14 pizzas with 8 slices each in them = 14 times 8 right? Now you have one box with only one sad lonely slice in it, so we add one because there is another slice, so 14 times 8, then plus 1

7. mathteacher1729

Yup. What is that number? What is 14 times 8 ... plus one? Put THAT number over 8, and you're done. :)

8. mridrik

Are you really a math teacher? You sound like a good one.

9. mathteacher1729

Yup, I teach math! :) And thank you!