my wants exact answers. We are multiplying speed by time, but I don't remember how to find the fractions of time. Like for example what would be the fraction for 1 hours and 15 mins?

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- May 6th 2008, 03:32 PMMr. EdwardTime in a fraction
my wants exact answers. We are multiplying speed by time, but I don't remember how to find the fractions of time. Like for example what would be the fraction for 1 hours and 15 mins?

- May 6th 2008, 03:44 PMTheEmptySet
- May 6th 2008, 03:48 PMo_O
If you want it in hours, you want to convert the 15 minutes into terms of hours. A trick is to find a conversion factor and multiply it with the 15 minutes. For example, you know that there are 60 minutes in one hour. This is your conversion factor: 60 min/hr. Now multiply it with 15 minutes such that the units cancel:

Note how the "min" cancels.

This works for anything else:

- May 6th 2008, 05:10 PMMr. Edward
thanks that helps