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Posted on October 4, 2011 at 1:56pm 1 Comment 0 Likes
So my daughter is working with Fractions & Decimals on a Number Line and I'm totally confused and need help in explaining it to her. I will list the following problems below. I would greatly appreciate the help.
Name the mixed number that is shown with a dot on the number line. Express your answer in simplest form.
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ContinuePosted on April 8, 2011 at 3:44pm 5 Comments 0 Likes
I could really use some help with multiplying and dividing fractions. It has been a very long time since I was in school and I cannot recall the way I was taught to solve these problems. My daughter is needing help so if someone can show me how to work out these two problems I'm hoping I'll remember how to do them.
2/7 divided by 3/3
3/1 x…
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Created by Wanda Collins May 10, 2014 at 8:11pm. Last updated by Wanda Collins May 10.
Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?
( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 9^{2} + 0 .
Answer:
A dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, is nine squared and not a bit more.
---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)
Presentation Suggestions:
Challenge students to invent their own math limerick!
The Math Behind the Fact:
It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.
Resources:
Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts.
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