## anonymous 4 years ago 1/2 • –1 1/3=

1. anonymous

$\frac{ 1 }{ 2 } * \frac{ -5 }{ 3 }$

2. anonymous

that should be -4/3...

3. myininaya

So @gaara438125 chose to write that mix fraction as an improper fraction by doing $Q \frac{R}{D}=\frac{D \cdot Q+R}{D}$ $1 \frac{1}{3}=\frac{3 \cdot 1+1}{3}=\frac{3+1}{3}=\frac{4}{3}$ So we have $\frac{1}{2} \cdot \frac{-4}{3}$ To multiply fractions, multiply straight across on top and multiply straight across on bottom.