Posted by **Americal** on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 8:27pm.

In my math book i got a question that said 45 1/4 times 23 3/4 i got an answer of 16,652. I don't know how to do the problem can you help he

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**bobpursley**, Friday, June 29, 2012 at 8:34pm
change it to improper fractions

45 1/4=(45*4+1)/4=181/4 check that

23 3/4= (23*4+3)/4=95/4 check that.

then you multiply

181*95/(4*4)=17195/16=1074 11/16 check that

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, June 29, 2012 at 8:41pm
The easiest way to do this is to convert the fractions to decimals.

45 1/4 = 45.25

23 3/4 = 23.75

45.25 * 23.75 = 1,074.6875

Please check and make sure you've posted the problem correctly.

You could also convert the fractions to improper fractions and multiply.

181/4 * 95/4 = 17,195/16 = 1074.6875

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