 therightwomanwf

2022-07-04

Can fractions be written with a one under them and can problems be solved this way
How would you write $\frac{a}{0.1}$?
Are either of these ways acceptable?
$\frac{\frac{a}{1}}{\frac{\frac{1}{10}}{1}}=\frac{a}{1}×\frac{1}{\frac{1}{10}}$
or
$\frac{\frac{a}{1}}{\frac{1}{10}}=\frac{a}{1}×\frac{10}{1}$ Sariah Glover

Both expressions are correct and yield $10a$ in the completely simplified form. babyagelesszj

Both expressions are correct, but it's very important for you to know the following expressions. Here's some good examples:
Note: Do the parentheses before the division
$\begin{array}{}\text{(1)}& \frac{\frac{2}{3}}{\frac{4}{5}}=\frac{\left(\frac{2}{3}\right)}{\left(\frac{4}{5}\right)}=\frac{5}{6}\end{array}$
$\begin{array}{}\text{(2)}& \frac{\frac{0.4}{2}}{2\frac{3}{5}}=\frac{\left(\frac{0.4}{2}\right)}{\left(2\frac{3}{5}\right)}=\frac{\frac{2}{5}×\frac{1}{2}}{\frac{13}{5}}=\frac{\frac{1}{5}}{\frac{13}{5}}=\frac{1}{5}×\frac{5}{13}=13\end{array}$

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