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  • one year ago

What is the perimeter of the figure? 60 5/6 + 54 1/3 + 56 1/6 + 59 1/3 A. 229 4/9 ft B. 229 2/3 ft C. 230 2/3 ft D. 231 ft

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Plasmataco

  2. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    this is the problem right? \[\Large 60 \frac{5}{6}+54 \frac{1}{3}+56 \frac{1}{6}+59 \frac{1}{3}\]

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes

  4. jim_thompson5910
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    so notice how all of the fractions have either 3 or 6 in the denominator

  5. jim_thompson5910
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    the first step is to get all of the denominators the same

  6. jim_thompson5910
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    get all of the denominators equal to 6

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    how would you do that to 1/3 ?

  8. anonymous
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    |dw:1434680834694:dw|

  9. jim_thompson5910
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    very good

  10. jim_thompson5910
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    so we can say... \[\Large 60 \frac{5}{6}+54 \frac{1}{3}+56 \frac{1}{6}+59 \frac{1}{3}\] \[\Large 60 +\frac{5}{6}+54 +\frac{1}{3}+56 +\frac{1}{6}+59 +\frac{1}{3}\] \[\Large 60 +\frac{5}{6}+54 +\frac{2}{6}+56 +\frac{1}{6}+59 +\frac{2}{6}\] do you see how to finish up?

  11. anonymous
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    Not sure

  12. jim_thompson5910
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    you can add up the whole parts to get 60+54+56+59 = 229

  13. jim_thompson5910
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    what do you get when you add up the fractional parts?

  14. anonymous
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    Oh i get it thanks for the help

  15. anonymous
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    So the answer should be B

  16. jim_thompson5910
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    the fractional parts need to be accounted for

  17. jim_thompson5910
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    what do you get when you add up the fractions?

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