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Math Help - Having trouble with the reducing part

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    Having trouble with the reducing part

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    : Enter your answer as a reduced mixed number or as a whole number. Example: 2 1/2 = `2 1/2`, or 2_1/2 = `2 1/2`
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    Cause I got the answer 7 10/8 .... but I don't know. I think it should be reduced. I tried everything but my answer keep comming wrong. Can someone walk me through the steps so, maybe I'll be able to do similar problems by myself.
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    Re: Having trouble with the reducing part

    7 \frac{10}{8} = 7 + \frac{8}{8} + \frac{2}{8} = 7 + 1 + \frac{1}{4} = 8 \frac{1}{4}
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    Re: Having trouble with the reducing part

    Equivalently, 8 divides into 10 once with remainder 2: \frac{10}{8}= 1+ \frac{2}{8}.
    Last edited by skeeter; October 12th 2012 at 04:00 PM. Reason: fixed typo
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