Please help me understand this simple fraction I got started learning about fractions a few days ag

Ryan Robertson 2022-07-06 Answered
Please help me understand this simple fraction
I got started learning about fractions a few days ago, The tutorial I'm using for this, is limited to fractions like this
g ) 7 12 × 8 21 = 2 9
Now as I'm trying to find further exercices, I keep stumbling upon fraction-based problems that are built like this one.
5.Myltiply.
a ) 5 1 4 × 2 2 3 = 14
What does the number on the left mean? I mean the huge 5 and huge 2. is it a whole + a fraction? like 5 + (1/4)??
I would like to further my research on this topic, but I don't know what the name of these types of fractions are.
receiving a link to a tutorial would be fine too, I just don't know what search terms to use.
Also why is the solution 14?
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verzaadtwr
Answered 2022-07-07 Author has 17 answers
"is it a whole + a fraction?"
Yes. That is exactly what that means.
5 1 4 = 5 + 1 4 . It is a value that is between 5 and 6 that is 1/4 of the way between 5 and 6. It is 5 and then 1/4 more. These are called "mixed fractions"
Now the way to solve this...
5 = 5 4 / 4 = 20 / 4 so 5 1 4 = 5 + 1 4 = 20 4 + 1 4 = 21 4
So
5 1 4 × 2 2 3 = ( 4 5 4 + 1 4 ) × ( 2 3 3 + 2 3 ) = 21 4 × 8 3 = 21 8 3 4 = 14

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