anonymous
  • anonymous
Clark has 7 and 1 over 2 feet of wire. Part A: How many 3 over 4 foot pieces can Clark cut from the 7 and 1 over 2 feet of wire? Show your work. Part B: Using the information in Part A, interpret the meaning of the quotient in terms of the two fractions given.
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mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Part A: This is a division problem. You need to divide 7 1/2 by 3/4
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Michele_Laino
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
First, write 7 1/2 as a fraction. Then divide that fraction by 3/4.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Do you know how to change a mixed numeral into a fraction?
anonymous
  • anonymous
kinda
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
we can write this: \[\Large 7\;\frac{1}{2} = 7 + \frac{1}{2} = ...?\]
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
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anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
To write a mixed numeral as a fraction, multiply the number by the denominator and add the numerator. That is the numerator of the fration. The denominator is the same you had.
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
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mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Ok. So far I changed the mixed numeral into a fractions. Now we need to divide a fraction by a fraction. Do you know how to divide a fraction by a fraction?
anonymous
  • anonymous
nope i was never good at it
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
No problem. I'll help you with it. Do you know how to multiply a fraction by a fraction?
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
To multiply fractions together, multiply together the numerators and multiply together the denominators. Then reduce if possible, To divide a fraction by a fraction, change the division into a multiplication by flipping the second fraction. Then multiply the fractions.
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