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Evaluate 3 1/3 x 1 1/5

Is it simply asking us to work out the answer to the sum?

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Evaluate 3 1/3 x 1 1/5

Is it simply asking us to work out the answer to the sum?

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As Radou noted, this is a product, not a sum. The two numbers are mixed numbers (a whole number plus a fraction), which are not very useful for calculations. Convert each of the mixed numbers to an improper fraction, and then multiply, using the rules of fraction multiplication.

Evaluate 3 1/3 x 1 1/5

Is it simply asking us to work out the answer to the sum?

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Thanks once again fior helping out.

Does that mean the solution is as follows?

10/3 x 6/5 = 60/15 = 4

When the question says, "Evaluate", I guess it just means "work out the answer"?

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And, radou and Mark44, "sum" is a common Britishism for any arithmetic problem.

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