Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
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Multiplying and DIviding with Mixed Numbers - Problem 2

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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It is difficult to do operations on fractions if they are written as mixed numbers, so we re-write them as improper fractions first. This doesn't change the values at all, but just re-writes them in a form that is easier to work with. Once they are improper fractions, we divide as we would with any fractions- leave the first fraction the same, but flip the second and turn it to multiplication. Don't forget to reduce at the end if possible.

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