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Question from Joyce:

express the fraction as a mixed or whole number 94/5

Hi Joyce,

A mixed number consists of an integer and a fraction such as "five and three quarters" or "nine and three fifths". To express a common fraction such as $\frac{48}{5}$ as a mixed fraction and organizing the numerator 48 into groups of size 5. How many groups are there? Forty eight divided by five is nine with a remainder of three. In other words you have nine and three fifths of a group of five. Thus

\[\frac{48}{5} = 9 \frac{3}{5}.\]

Now try $\frac{94}{5}.$


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