Mark simplified three over five divided by five over eight.; his work is shown below. Identify where he made his error.
Original division problem: three over five divided by five over eight.
Step 1: three over five multiplied by eight over five.
Step 2: three times eight over five times five.
Step 3: twenty-four over five.
Step 4: four and four over five.

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- anonymous

its step 2 right?

- anonymous

its step 2 or step 1. step 3 or 4 are not wrong.

- anonymous

when dividing fractions, you have to keep the rule in mind.
the KCF rule- Keep, Change and FLIP.
Keep the first fraction, change the sign and flip the second fraction. So it becomes-
3/5 x 8/5

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- anonymous

so multiply the denominators and numerators and simplify the fractions

- anonymous

ermmm i dont know.. i just know its either step 1 thats wrong or step 2..

- anonymous

3/5 x 8/5 = 24/25 . can you simplify this anymore?

- anonymous

yes it becomes 4 4/5

- anonymous

thats step 4

- anonymous

which is correct

- anonymous

did u get that right?

- anonymous

yeah im pretty sure..

- anonymous

try it!

- anonymous

24 goes into 5 4 times. 24 because 20 goes 4 times into 5 then remainder of four.

- anonymous

24/25 is not 4 4/5

- anonymous

guitar i dont know where u got 25 from.. read the steps.

- anonymous

Step 1: three over five multiplied by eight over five.
Step 2: three times eight over five times five.
Step 3: twenty-four over five.
Step 4: four and four over five.

- anonymous

Thats only for improper fractions like if it were 25/24. Its 24/25.

- anonymous

but where did u get the 25.

- anonymous

Step 3: twenty-four over five.

- anonymous

yup.

- anonymous

ok step 3 is wrong then.. right?

- anonymous

thats the answer i got.

- anonymous

Simplify −0.6(−6.3).
−3.78
−3.63
3.63
3.78

- anonymous

so sure. try it!

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