Posted by **JESSY** on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7:56pm.

Can you tell me the answer to:

3 1/2 = ______x 4 3/8. I keep coming

up with 1 1/4 but it doesnt work out

when I multiply it back. HELP!!!!

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**Jack**, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 8:06pm
Your error is that you keep trying to divide (3 1/2)/(4 3/8). When you should do it the other way. (4 3/8)/(3 1/2)

You should get 4/5.

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**JESSY**, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 8:10pm
thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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**Jack**, Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 8:10pm
I said it in the reverse order. I'm sorry for the confusion. You SHOULD divide (3 1/2)/(4 3/8), not (4 3/8)/(3 1/2).

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