write the answer in simplest form recall that of translates muliplication 3\5 of 30

## write the answer in simplest form recall that of translates muliplication 3\5of30

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# 3 Answers

3/ 5 * 30 =3 * (1/5 *30) = 3 * 6 =18

3/5 0f 30 , means 3 times 1/5 of 30.

1/5 of 30 = 6 3 * 6 = 18.

This is probably the translation is asking for.

Hi Jessica,

"of" always means you have to multiply

3/5 of 30=3/5×30=3×6 (5×6=30)

=18

Hi Jessica;

3/5 of 30...

(3/5)(30)

(3/5)(30/1)

We will multiply numerators together...

(3)(30)

We will multiply denominators together...

(5)(1)

Let's switch numerators...

(30/5)(3/1)

(30/5)(3)

While the fractions now have different values, the results will be same as we will multiply the numerators together and the denominators together.

(30/5)=6 because (5)(6)=30

(6)(3)

**18**

Let's check our results...

(3/5)(30/1)

90/5

(5)(18)=90

90=90

## Comments

Forward slash, /, denotes Normal Division.

Backward slash, \, denotes Integer Division where the remainder is discarded.

E.g., 10/3 = 3 + 1/3; BUT 10\3 = 3.

[see http://mathworld.wolfram.com/IntegerDivision.html]

The point is, Math is a language with grammar and syntax that is a large part of its value. You should learn how to write it correctly so you are not misunderstood.

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