# timesing fractions

• December 4th 2009, 07:53 AM
andyboy179
timesing fractions
hi this is my question:

$3\frac{3}{4}$ x $\frac{5}{2}$

would the answer be, $4\frac{7}{8}$
• December 4th 2009, 08:52 AM
Hello andyboy179
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Originally Posted by andyboy179
hi this is my question:

$3\frac{3}{4}$ x $\frac{5}{2}$

would the answer be, $4\frac{7}{8}$

No, but I can see how you got it: you multiplied $\frac34$ by $\frac52$ and added the result to $3$.

You have to multiply the $3$ by $\frac52$ as well. So you write $3\frac34$ as a 'top-heavy' fraction first: $\frac{15}{4}$. Then multiply:
$\frac{15}{4}\times\frac52=\frac{75}{8}=9\frac38$