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anonymous
 4 years ago
convert to an improper fraction
14 1/8 please show work
anonymous
 4 years ago
convert to an improper fraction 14 1/8 please show work

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for 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

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1327710713318:dw

mathteacher1729
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ok, 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?

mathteacher1729
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Eight 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? :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.014 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

mathteacher1729
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yup. What is that number? What is 14 times 8 ... plus one? Put THAT number over 8, and you're done. :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you really a math teacher? You sound like a good one.

mathteacher1729
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yup, I teach math! :) And thank you!
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