Monday, December 6, 2010

Mutiplying Whole Number with a Fraction

Edited: 12/1/11

I got a better explanation on how to do this now. You will also find a better example online by typing what you are looking for.

5x1/2 = make the whole number into a fraction by adding a denominator of 1. 5/1 x ½ equals 5/2 since you cannot leave an improper fraction you need to divide 5 by 2.

How many 2's in 5, the answer is 2 and 1/2. 1/2 because you get a remainder of 1, and that remainder you need to turn into a fraction. I get the denominator from the divisor.

5 ÷ 2 = 2 ½