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For this one what I put is it correct

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Well you would need to break down the problem first add the 2/5 and 1/5

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
edited by EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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Okay

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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This is what the equation should look like:

$$2(\frac{2}{5}+\frac{1}{3})$$

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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First complete what is inside the perenthasis.

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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so

(3/8)

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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No Its not 1/3

Let me fix this

My fault

2(2/5 + 1/5)

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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3/5

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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Okay then

2 * 3/5

The 2 would be 2/1 because it needs to ve a fraction so an improper fraction is what you would change it to.

2/1 * 3/5

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
edited by EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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That equals I beive 1.2

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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Yes but you would need to multiply them as fractions not as decimals. So the numerators with the numerators and the denominators with the denominators. So to break it down:

2 * 3

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1 *5

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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Okay

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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So multiply the nemerators first then the denominator

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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But by what?

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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6/5.......

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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This is what the equation looks like so far

2 * 3/5

So to multiply by fraction you must make the 2 into a fraction by making it improper. So it would look like

2/1

then multiply the numerators 2 and 3

$$\frac{2*3}{1*5}$$

Then once done with multiplying the numerators multiply the denominators

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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Yes exactly 6/5 then create that into a mixed number

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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Yeah

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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Create it into a mixed number

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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How do I do that??

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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Well to create a mixed number you must change the improper fraction into a whole number. Since your improper fraction is 6/5 you must make it whole but still could have a left over fraction. If the numerator is greater then the denominator its improper so lets say you had a box and it only fits 5 blocks. But you have 6 blocks right now. That box is your whole number. Meaning if you put 5 blocks into that box you have 1 whole number then what would you be left with?

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1 block

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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Exactly so you would put that one block into another box because you cant leave it hanging. So 1 box represents 5 blocks. So you would have 1 whole box which is 1 whole number and 1 block into a whole box which is 5. What mixed numer would that look like?

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
edited by EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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Um 6

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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Um not really. Let me try a different example.

So you already have one whole number since 5/5 is 1. So you have what fraction left over?

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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1/5 Left over

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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Right so you would have 1 and 1/5 what would be your answer?

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
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Thanks Pinky

Or Emerald Wonder

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019
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No problem just happy to help ;P

EmeraldWonder  Apr 8, 2019
edited by EmeraldWonder  Apr 12, 2019
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Thanks

Nickolas  Apr 8, 2019