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what is 12/7 the mixed number ?

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ryleaguurl | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM via web

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what is 12/7 the mixed number ?

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baxthum8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM (Answer #1)

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What is `12/7`  as a mixed number?

To find the mixed number, divide `12` by `7` .

How many times can `7` go into `12` ?  1 time.  This is your whole number.

Next subtract 7 from 12, this is the remainder when dividing. This gives a remainder of 5.  This is your numerator.  The denominator is your divsor, 7, or the same denominator as the fraction.

`12/7 = 1 5/7`

The solution is `1 5/7.`

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