## ineedhelponmyhw 3 years ago 288 3/4 divided by 4 1/8 = ???

1. ineedhelponmyhw

i need to learn the steps on how to solve it...

2. funinabox

form them into proper fractions: 288 and 3/4 is equal to what? 4 and 1/8 is equal to what? after you have this, it becomes pretty easy. just multiply 1155/4 * 33/8

3. gsRttN

its 288*4+3 / 4 and 4 * 8 + 1 /8.. 1155/4 and 33/ 8. now divide these .

4. gsRttN

1155*8 / 4 *33 = ?

5. ineedhelponmyhw

my teacher said something about flipping the second fraction, then to multiply it.....?

6. funinabox

yes, if you have a fraction like 1/2 divided by 1/2, that is actually 1/2 * 2/1 or 1 same in this case. if you divide a fraction, multiply by the opposite

7. ineedhelponmyhw

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9. ineedhelponmyhw

im soo confused *_*

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it is 1155

13. ineedhelponmyhw

ok so i got the same answer for that part

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it is 33

16. funinabox

do you know how to turn an improper fraction into a proper one? that is key to this question

17. ineedhelponmyhw

ohhhh i see.

18. ineedhelponmyhw

i searched on google calculator and got 70 for an answer...?

19. funinabox

dont use the internet... use your mind.

@funinabox u r right

@ineedhelponmyhw the answer i got is right

22. ineedhelponmyhw

but i thought you have to flip the second fraction (4 1/8 to 4 8/1)

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24. ashu97

you will get result.

25. ineedhelponmyhw

soooo i got 70 instead of 35 like you said.

oh right right sorry

27. funinabox

the answer is 70 i think