What is the resulting fraction when we multiply 2 1/3 with 3/4. Give the answer in the simplest form.
Let's write down these fractions:
Notice that 2 1/3 is a mixed fraction? We need to convert it into an improper fraction before we can multiply. This is shown below:
After the conversion, we have:
First, we multiply the numerators (7 x 3). This gives 21.
Next, we multiply the denominators (3 x 4) together. This gives 12. Hence, we have the fraction 21/12
Notice that 21/12 is an improper fraction? Rather than leaving the answer like this, it is better to change it into a mixed fraction:
Next, we can simplify 1 9/12, by dividing the numerator and denominator with 3. This gives the fraction, 1 3/4:
Here, we can no longer able to further simplify 1 3/4. Therefore, the answer is C.
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