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8 months ago

Q:
# dankllord Mark simplified three over five divided by five over eight.; his work is shown below. Identify where he made his error. Original division problem: three over five divided by five over eight. Step 1: three over five multiplied by eight over five. Step 2: three times eight over five times five. Step 3: twenty-four over five. Step 4: four and four over five. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

Accepted Solution

A:

The error is in Step 3.

[tex]\dfrac{3}{5} \times \dfrac{8}{5} = \dfrac{3 \times 8}{5 \times 5} = \dfrac{24}{25}[/tex] not [tex]\dfrac{24}{5}[/tex]

[tex]\dfrac{3}{5} \times \dfrac{8}{5} = \dfrac{3 \times 8}{5 \times 5} = \dfrac{24}{25}[/tex] not [tex]\dfrac{24}{5}[/tex]