anonymous
  • anonymous
convert the mixed number 5 1/3
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  • chestercat
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ryan123345
  • ryan123345
You multiply the denominator times the whole number and add that to the numerator.
ryan123345
  • ryan123345
\[3 \times 5 + 1\]
ryan123345
  • ryan123345
The answer to that will give you your numerator and you just keep the same denominator which is 3 ....

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anonymous
  • anonymous
16/3
ryan123345
  • ryan123345
Good Job! :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
but how do this reduce to 1 2/3 is what im not understanding
ryan123345
  • ryan123345
You are not understanding how to put that into improper?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
ryan123345
  • ryan123345
Do you have any guesses what the answer would be?
anonymous
  • anonymous
this is the problem 12in=1ft+4ft=5ft*1yd/3ft=1 2/3 I do not understand they reduced this problem to 1 2/3
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
to convert 5 into thirds, multiply it by 3/3 so 5 = 5*3/3 = 15/3 this means 5+1/3 =15/3+1/3 ..
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
=16/3 as you said.
UnkleRhaukus
  • UnkleRhaukus
for 1 2/3 again we want thirds so change 1 by multiplying by 3/3 1*3/3 = 3/3 so 3/3 + 2/3 = (3+2)/3 =

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