Johnetta simplified 7/9-3/8 ; her work is shown below. Identify where she made her error.

Original division problem 7/9-3/8:

Step 1: 7/9*3/8

Step 2: \(\frac{7 * 3}{9 * 8}\)

Step 3: 21/72

Step 4: 7/24

oPTIONS bELOW

Step 1 think it is

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

I belive its Step 4 that has a erorr Just wanted to clarify Im like 50%/50% ON THIS

Nickolas Jul 25, 2019

#1**+6 **

I feel like step one is wrong.

The problem was,

\(\frac{7}{9}-\frac{3}{8} \)

and step one multiplys them, which is incorrect.

The step reads the problem wrong.

Step 4 is correct however.

21/72 simplifys to

7/24.

tommarvoloriddle Jul 25, 2019

#2**+2 **

Thats true! Thanks

Now a question real quick for you so Step 1 is

7/9 . 3/8 do you think that means Multiplacation before I take your answer I think the dot Means Multiplucation Thanks!

(:

Nickolas
Jul 25, 2019

#4**+5 **

usally dots in math mean multiplying

sometimes decimals, but I dont think here.

tommarvoloriddle
Jul 25, 2019

#5**+2 **

So actually Hectictar just asked me im sure for 7/9-3/8 is the question I looked and it wasint so thanks (THANKS HECTICTAR FOR REMINDING ME) so 7/9 Divided by 3/8 so you think its still 1

Nickolas
Jul 25, 2019

#6**+5 **

Yes, because when you divide, you flip the fraction.

You need to flip the fraction in step one, which it doesn't.

tommarvoloriddle
Jul 25, 2019