OpenStudy (anonymous):

but what am I doing if I divide a whole number by an improper fraction, or an equivalent decimal of 1+0.25? for example 100/1.25. I'm looking for an explanation in plain words please. This is to do with working out the dry density of a soil sample, less the water content.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

good question. i want to know that too.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

you can change the decimal to an improper fraction....then mulitply by its reciprocal....

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

we are studying improper fractions in class.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

flip the fraction and multiply...

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Hi Pross, thanks for that. However, I know how to carry out the operation, I just can't figure out what it's actually telling me. For example, is it telling me that if the whole number is a quarter of the full amount, then taking away another value? perhaps not explaining it very well

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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5 years ago