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What is 11 3/4 divided by twono

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briggsie23 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 10, 2010 at 11:38 PM via web

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What is 11 3/4 divided by two

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 10, 2010 at 11:45 PM (Answer #1)

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The answer to this is 47/8.  You can simplify that to 5 7/8.

Here is how to get to this answer.

First, you can convert 11 3/4 to a simple fraction.  You do this by multiplying 11 by 4 and adding the three.  So 11 3/4 is 47/4.

Now you can divide this by two.  One way to do this is to mulitply it by 1/2.  When you multiply fractions like that, you multiply top numbers by top numbers, bottom numbers by bottom numbers.

47*1 = 47

4*2 = 8

So 47/4 * 1/2 = 47/8

 

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neela | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted May 11, 2010 at 12:32 AM (Answer #2)

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11 3/4 divided by 2 .

First we write 11 and 3/4 like 11.75

We now divide 11.75 by 2 and we get 5.875

 

 

 

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