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Monday, October 31, 2011

Jayvee's Blog Post

Today in math class, Mr. Backe taught us how to divide mixed fractions.

The problem was :

Step 1: Change the mixed fraction to improper fraction.

How to do that?
Multiply the whole number and the denominator then add the numerator. Copy and use the same denominator.

In this case, it's going to be

Step 2: Make a simpler question by dividing by 1.

How to do that?
Multiply the divisor (which is -19/6) by its reciprocal and the dividend (which is -17/8) by the same reciprocal.

*What is reciprocal?
Reciprocal is the fraction which you multiply to a fraction to get 1.
Example : You multiply 1/2 by 2/1 to get 1.

Now, multiply the remaining fractions.

Step 3: Simplify if possible

Do 2.3 in Extra Practice
Finish Decimal Sheets
Start Fraction Sheets

The next person to do the next blog is :
Glenn ! :)


  1. Good job, Jayvee. I wasn't here for most of the class, so this really helped. The pictures were very informative and you explained everything really well. I also like how you used colour to highlight important words. I think you should have used ÷ instead of /. Since you're working with fractions it could be confused as a vinculum.

  2. Good post Jayvee. I like how you added pictures and how everything was cleary explained and organized. I also like how you used a different colour font to make certain words stand out.

  3. Good Post Jayvee! Your is very neat and explains how to divide mixed fractions very well. Your pictures are very clear and understandable! Thank you for posting what is for homework! Good Job!