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Mixed Numerals

Date: 2/14/96 at 17:20:6
From: Nancy Borders-Wing
Subject: fractions

Dr. Math,
   How can 7/3 be 2 and 1/3?

Please answer,

Alex M.& Alex G.

Date: 3/20/96 at 22:13:13
From: Doctor Jodi
Subject: Re: fractions

Hi there! This is a great question.  Here's the way I'd look at your 

--draw several rectangles or pies, or whatever

--cut each one into thirds

--color in 7 of the thirds.

How many rectangles/pies are filled in?

Does this help?

-Doctor Jodi,  The Math Forum

Associated Topics:
Elementary Fractions

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