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posted by jasmine20 .
Directions:Multiply (1/2)(3/8)
mY ANSWER : .1875 Now how do i turn this into a fraction.
numerator multiplied: 3
denominator multiplied 16
3/16
How do you get to that answer because not every single one would be multiplied by the numerator 3. Can you explain to me how to change a decimal to a fraction.
Actually, your problem started when you converted 1/2 to a decimal and multiplied by 3/8 converted to a decimal. Do it as Bob Pursely has suggested like this.
1/2 x 3/8.
Multiply the two top numbers together. That is 1 x 3 = +3
Now multiply the two bottom numbers together. That is
2 x 8 = 16.
So the answer is 3/16. Now you don't have the problem of converting a decimal to a fraction.
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