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# Area with fraction division example

Discover the length of a yoga mat with a width of 3/5 meters and an area of 1 and 2/25 square meters. Use the formula length = area ÷ width, convert mixed numbers to improper fractions, and simplify. The final dimensions are 3/5 meters wide and 9/5 meters long, perfect for your yoga practice! Created by Sal Khan.

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• I don’t get this can someone explain it to me?
• ANSWER: Okay, so since we know that l x w = A or A = l x w. To get the width, you would need to divide the Area which in this example was 1 2/25 m^2 (^ = power symbol) and the width which was 3/5 m. This would be written as 27/25 x 5/3 because 1 x 25 + 2 = 27 and the denominator is 25 and we flip the second fraction when dividing so this is why. Next, we can cancel out 27 and 3 by dividing by 3 and 25 and 5 by dividing by 5. After that you would get 9 x 1 in the numerator and 5 x 1 in the denominator. Then you would get 9/5 as the length. At this point you could stop here, but keep reading if you want to know why this works. First, make a rectangle and draw 9 equal sections, than spilt it into 3 equal sections horizontally. Now, since there are 9 squares in each row and we have 9/5, (remember, we are showing the area now) each square is 1/5 of a meter, on the length and width, then, each square is 1/25 square meters and there is 27 squares, 1/25 x 27 is 27/25.

Hope this helps!
• i thought you said kfc
• 27/25

27/25 divided by 3/5 is 9/5 so the length is 9/5
• Well, not really. 27/25 is the simplest form of this fraction. Try dividing to figure out the decimal quotient.
• im just doing while vibing to music
• Teehee Same
• this is confusing. are there any tips or tricks to help?
• JUST DO KCF IT IS WAY ESIER (Keep first fraction Change divislon to multipication Flip do the reciprocal (8/1= 1/8) of the other fraction) then solve and BOOM answer given
credits to @#SlaySlaySlaySlayQueen👑
• Why does this stuff not help meee
• JUST DO KCF IT IS WAY ESIER (Keep first fraction Change divislon to multipication Flip do the reciprocal (8/1= 1/8) of the other fraction) then solve and BOOM answer given
credits to @#SlaySlaySlaySlayQueen👑
• This is confusing 😪 am going to fail cause I don’t understand ❌ my mom is taking my phone away cause of this app 😭😭
• JUST DO KCF IT IS WAY ESIER (Keep first fraction Change divislon to multipication Flip do the reciprocal (8/1= 1/8) of the other fraction) then solve and BOOM answer given
credits to @#SlaySlaySlaySlayQueen👑
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• math is easy but I do think the video is not understandable