**16/3**

**9/8**

**mixed numbers now fractions**

**16**

*** 9**=

**3 8 ____**

**I know how to turn the mixed numbers into fractions, but I do not know which of the numbers to multiply that are on top of and below the fractions that make up the numerator and denominator...??**

5 1/3 * 1 1/8= 5/1+1/3= ( 5/1 * 3/3 )+1/3 = 15/3+1/3= **16/3**

1 1/8 =( 1/1 * 8/8 ) + 1/8= 8/8 +1/8= **9/8**

>2*8 *3*3< --- the numbers with the arrows pointing at them are the multiples that im not sure which to multiply for my solution

>3*1 * 8*1 <

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OK Elishia,

if you got

16 * 9 , you just reduce it and multiply top times top and bottom times bottom,

3 8

or you first multiply to times top and bottom times bottom, and then reduce it.

So 16*9 = 144 and 3*8 = 24.

that gives you,

144, which you can reduce it by dividing both numbers by 24 to get, 6/1 = 6.

24

OR

reduce it first:

16 * 9

3 8

(2*8) * (3*3) _{= now you cancel any number that is one the top AND the bottom...}

3 8

(2*8) * (3*3) = now you cancel any number that is one the top AND the bottom...

3 8

so those crossed out numbers end up reducing to 1, so the top is (2*1) * (3*1) = 6,

and the bottom reduces to 1, so 6/1 - 6.

your answer is 6.

i hope this helps!!!, kim

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