the trail 119 miler long it beging in city a and end in the city b manfred has 2\7 of the trail before how many miles has he hiked

Hi Jessica;

(119)(2/7)

(119/1)(2/7)

The numerators are 119 and 2.

The denominators are 1 and 7.

We may notice that 119/7=17

Let's replace 119 with 17, and let's replace 7 with 1.

(17/1)(2/1)

(17)(2)

**34**

**Manfred has hiked 34 miles.**

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

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