Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 4:49pm.
divide and simplify
7/18 divided by 14/39
the first step is to change the recipricol which is 14/39 = 39/14
then multiply 7 x 39=273
18x14=252
the answer is 273/252 I am not good at simplifying big numbers can someone please help me?

5th grade math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:00pm
Like many people, I do not like fractions. Decimals are much easier.
273/252 = 1.083333 = 1 83/100.
Since no number goes evenly into both 83 and 100  1 83/100 is the simplified answer. 
5th grade math  Max, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:04pm
thank you so much, i hate simplifying big numbers they throw me off

5th grade math  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:06pm
You're welcome.
Many countries have almost completely abolished teaching about fractions. 
5th grade math  mysterychicken, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:08pm
Ooo i'd like to move to those countries!
MC 
5th grade math  Max, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:15pm
I agree