Quotient of 65 and 9.4Date: 13 Feb 1995 21:59:14 -0500 From: Anonymous Subject: (none) What is the quotient of 65 and 9.4 ? BLANCOS Date: 15 Feb 1995 19:51:29 GMT From: Dr. Math Subject: Re: (none) Hello there! When you take the quotient of two numbers, you divide one by the other. We want 65 / 9.4. Another way or writing 9.4 is 9 and 4/10, i.e. 94/10. So we have 65 / (94/10). Now we remember that dividing by a number is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal (a fancy name for the number turned upside down), so we have 65 / 9.4 = 65 x 10/94. Another name for 65 is 65/1, so we have 65 10 65 x 10 650 325 64 / 9.4 = -- x -- = ------- = --- = --- = 6 and 43/47. 1 94 1 x 94 94 47 I hope this makes sense to you! |
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