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Ghita, a student:

I need help with these 2 questions:
Find the quotients:
52.576 divided by 21
71.331 divided by 93
Ralph spent 5/9 of an hour mixing paints and 7/9 of an hour painting.How much time in all did Ralph spend on his project?
Thank you,Please answer soon

Hi Ghita,

For finding the quotients, you can just use long division but there will be a decimal. For example:

Just add a decimal in the quotient in the same place as in the dividend.

Here is a similar question on adding fractions for your word problem.

Hope this helps,

Janice Cotcher

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