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HammerG
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Simplify.
5 1/3 + (3 9/18)
A. 1 5/6
B. 2 8/15
C. 3 8/13
D. 8 5/6
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HammerG Group Title
Simplify. 5 1/3 + (3 9/18) A. 1 5/6 B. 2 8/15 C. 3 8/13 D. 8 5/6
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HammerG Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1341642729696:dw
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Raja99 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it is 18 or 8
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Raja99 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1341642903689:dw
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HammerG Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks N why tho?
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HammerG Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I mean why B sorry I kinda like to know why just so I understand ^ ^
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Wired Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
The answer is NOT B. I'll explain in my next post.
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Since any number divided by itself equals 1, you can rewrite 1 as a fraction, e.g. \[1 = \frac{2}{2} = \frac{3}{3} = \frac{6}{6}\] Any whole number can be rewritten as a fraction by multiplying it by 1 in the form of a fraction. 5 can be made into a fraction like so: \[5 * 1 = 5*\frac{3}{3} = \frac{15}{3}\] \[5\frac{1}{3} = \frac{15}{3} + \frac{1}{3} = \frac{15+1}{3} = \frac{16}{3}\]
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Wired Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Similarly, fractions can also be rewritten by multiplying them by 1 in the form of a fraction. In this case we'll need to multiply it by something to get the denominator to equal 18. What fraction do you think it should be @HammerG ?
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HammerG Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeh its C from what I got.
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Wired Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Nope. If you show your work I can help you figure out where you went of the rails, so to speak.
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Wired Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
5 and one third minus three and nine eighteenths cannot possibly be B. Even Wolfram Alpha agrees with me.
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Wired Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[5 + \frac{1}{3}(3+\frac{9}{18})\]
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Raja99 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@wired yo did a big flaw
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Raja99 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
its not(3+9/18)
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Raja99 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that term value comes out to (16/3)(63/18) =1.833
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[\huge 5 \frac{1}{3} = \frac{16}{3}\] \[\huge 3\frac{9}{18} \implies 3\frac 12 = \frac{7}{2}\] \[\huge \frac{16}{3}  \frac{7}{2} = \frac{32}{6}  \frac{21}{6}\]
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[\huge 1.833 \ne 2\frac{8}{15}\]
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Raja99 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
another big flaw@igbasallote..it is not fraction to cancel like that(3 9/18)...it is a mixed fraction
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[3\frac{9}{18} = 3\frac{1}{2}\]
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
see for yourself
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Wired Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[\frac{9}{18} = \frac{1}{2}\] \[3\frac{1}{2} = \frac{6}{2}+\frac{1}{2}=\frac{7}{2}\] \[\frac{16}{3}+\frac{7}{2} = \frac{16}{3}\frac{7}{2} = \frac{32}{6}\frac{21}{6} = \frac{11}{6}=1\frac{5}{6}\] @Raja99 What are you talking about? We KNOW it's a mixed fraction, hence why we're showing our work converting it to fractions, giving them equal denominators, and then adding them together and turning them back into a mixed fraction!
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=5+1%2F3+++3+9%2F18
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
^exactly what i wrote
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HammerG Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
1 5/6 is the answer
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Wired Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
@HammerG Yes.
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HammerG Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay don't want to get confused lol.
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Wired Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
All I can tell you is that @lgbasallote and I got the same answer, Wolfram Alpha got the same answer, and we showed how we got it, whereas Raja99 hasn't shown any of his work.
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Raja99 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@igbasallote is correct
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prettydarkD Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Can one person write out the whole problem step by step so i can kno exatly how to it an whats the answer is
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prettydarkD Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can one person show the whole work for this work please
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