Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fractions- Division Continued

Yesterday, we did Division of fractions and today we are going to continue that, but with mixed numbered fractions.
This is the mixed numbered problem.
Step 1: Before you can use LCF, you have have to make the mixed numbered fractions improper fractions. 2 multiplied by 6 and add 1, which would be 13/2. The sign does not change. 7 multiplied by 3 and add 5 is 26/7.

Step 3: Now you can apply LCF. Remember the first fractions stays the same 13/2. The sign changes from division to multiplication and the second fraction flips from 26 over 7 to 7/26.

Step 4: Now, you have applied LCF and can do the cross simplifying of your fractions. The 13 and 26 are the only ones you can simplify. 2 and 7 are already simplified. 13 goes into itself 1 time and into 26 once, simplifying it to 13.

Step 5: Last step! Now all you have to do is multiply straight across. 1 x 7 = 7 and 2 x 13 = 26. Thus, leaving you with a simplified answer of 7/26.
I hope this is helpful!  Let me know your thoughts!

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