anonymous
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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
  • anonymous
@mathway @King.Void. @welshfella are any of you available to help me?
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[ \huge \frac{ \frac{ 3 }{ 5 } }{ \frac{ 5 }{ 8 } }\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
Based on his work, Step 1 is \[\huge \frac{ 3 }{ 5 } \times \frac{ 8 }{ 5 }\] Is this correct?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right, because when you divide, you multiply 3/5 to the reciprocal of 5/8, which is 8/5. :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Step 2 is \[\huge \frac{ 3 \times 8}{ 5 \times 5 }\] Is this right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
@mathway
anonymous
  • anonymous
For Step 3, he multiplied\[ \huge \frac{ 3 \times 8}{ 5 \times 5 }=\frac{ 24 }{ 5 }\]. Is this correct?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
What is 3 x 8?
anonymous
  • anonymous
What is 5 x 5?
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh no 3x8= 24 5x5=25
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes, so was his Step 3 right or wrong? :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
wrong
anonymous
  • anonymous
So you can conclude that he made an error in Step 3. :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes
anonymous
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Thank you (;

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