There's a question asking me how many 2/3 fit into 6. I don't even know where to begin. Can someone help?
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Are you in college? You seem very smart.
I am in university :)
that's cool.. :)
Why are you allowed to move the x to the other side?
How come there's a 2 on the bottom now?
@cthomasknight, the easy way to remember what to do is to keep in mind that 'dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by the inverse of the fraction'. That's what Gretacig does in her response:
2/3 * x = 6 but you need an equation with a shape like x = ....
This can only be achieved by dividing left and right by 2/3. Now apply the rule above, about multiplying by the inverse of the fraction (so dividing by 2/3 is multiplying by 3/2).
2/3 * 2/3 * x = 3/2 * 6, where 3/2 * 2/3 = 1, leading to
1*x = 2/3 * 6 ==> x = 18