My question is what does the answer really mean ie does it mean 1 fifth and 2 thirds of a fifth?
thanks.
The "1" in the mixed number means "1 unit" ie the number 1, not 1 unit of 1/5. 1 unit of 1/5 would be 1/5 and we would write it as so. Similarly the (2/3) represents (2/3) of a unit, not (2/3) of 1/5.
Yeah think I see could do with a diagram if you can.
Ummm...What kind of diagram do you think would help? A diagram of what?
-Dan
Edit: If you are asking for a pie chart of some kind showing fractions then 1 and 2/3 would be a whole circle and 2/3 of another. (Image uploads are down at the moment anyway.)
maybe still something missing the original question asks how many 1/5 in a 1/3 resulting in 1 2/3 my brains telling me this is
1 whole fifth and 2/3 of a fifth I dont understand why.
maybe still something missing the original question asks how many 1/5 in a 1/3 resulting in 1 2/3 my brains telling me this is
1 whole fifth and 2/3 of a fifth I dont understand why.
Ahhhhh! I see where this is coming from now. Okay. Yes, there are (1 and 2/3) fifths in one third. You were correct to begin with. Sorry about the whole bit of confusion. (shrugs)