   Chapter 2, Problem 17AT ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Chapter
Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# Solve the following problems and reduce to lowest terms. 2 5 × 5 3 8 × 2

To determine

To calculate: The value of the expression 25×538×2 and reduce to lowest term.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided expression is 25×538×2.

Formula used:

Steps for multiplying fractions:

Step 1: Firstly, multiply all the numerators to form the new numerator.

Step 2: Now, multiply all the denominators to form the new denominators.

Step 3: Reduce the answer to lowest terms if required.

Steps for multiplying mixed numbers:

Step 1: Change all mixed numbers to improper fractions.

Step 2: Multiply like fractions and apply cancellation wherever required.

Step 3: If the outcome is an improper fraction, convert it to whole or mixed number.

Step 4: Reduce the outcome to lowest terms if required.

Calculation:

Consider the provided expression,

25×538×2

Convert the mixed number 538 to an improper fraction and express the whole number 2 as 21,

538=438

Thus, the operation becomes,

25×538×2=25×<

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