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Evaluate 27 1/3

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umeakram | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM via web

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Evaluate 27 1/3

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rnk | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM (Answer #1)

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If it is 27 and one-third then evaluation can be done in 2 ways :

a) 27 and one-third = 27 + (1/3) = 27 + 0.3333...

= 27.333...

b) 27 and one-third = (27*3+1)/3 = 82/3

= 27.333...

 

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mwmovr40 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted October 19, 2011 at 5:23 AM (Answer #2)

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Or do you mean to take the product of 27 and `1/3` ?

If that is the case, then

`27 * 1/3 = 27/1 * 1/3 = (27 * 1)/(1 * 3) = 27/3 = 9`

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