i need help with this problem.
how to do this?
6 3/6 is "six and three-sixths", or "6 ones plus 3 sixths". You want to get this as a number of sixths. Since a one is 6 sixths, the 6 ones are 6 times 6 sixths. So you have 6 times 6 sixths plus 3 sixths, that is, 36 sixths plus 3 sixths, or 39 sixths, which is just 39/6.
Since rgep's post is a tongue-twister (and since I haven't answered in a while), I shall reexplain.Originally Posted by josiemosie
which you can change to:
then we turn it into a fraction:
now we add them together:
and so we get:
Where did this problem come from?
It is very strangely written . . .
The truth is: . . . . Who leaves their fractions unreduced??
Why didn't they start with and simplify to ?
If we're not supposed to reduce our fractions, we can have:
. . Show that: . . . . It makes as much sense.