Mixed NumeralsDate: 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 problem: --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 |
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