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There's a question asking me how many 2/3 fit into 6. I don't even know where to begin. Can someone help?
 11 months ago
 11 months ago
There's a question asking me how many 2/3 fit into 6. I don't even know where to begin. Can someone help?
 11 months ago
 11 months ago

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GretacigBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
\[\frac{ 2 }{ 3 } \times x=6\] \[x=\frac{ 6\times3 }{ 2 }=\frac{ 18 }{2 }=9\]
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NaveenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Wow. I never thought of doing that. Thanks. This is reallyhelpful.
 11 months ago

NaveenBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Are you in college? You seem very smart.
 11 months ago

GretacigBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
I am in university :)
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cthomasknightBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Why are you allowed to move the x to the other side? How come there's a 2 on the bottom now?
 11 months ago

NLCircleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@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
 8 months ago
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