# Multiply & write in simplest form:

The mississippi river is about 23/25 the length of the missouri river. If the missouri river is 2,540 miles long, how long is the mississippi river?

Thanks

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1. 23/25 * 2540 = 58,420/25 = 2,336.8 miles

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Ms. Sue
2. Show me step by step the question.

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3. The answer is 2335 4/5 because 2540*23 = 58420 so you divided the quotient by 25 and you will get 2335 20/25 then simply it by 5 and you get 2335 4/5.

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4. 2336.8 or 2335 4/5

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5. The real answer is 2336 4/5. The reason of this is when you 23/25 x 2,540= 58,420/25. After you got this answer you would take it and divide it by 25 which would give you 2336.8 which is equal to 2336 8/10. With this anwer you know to take 8/10 and simplify it to 4/5 Your answer should now be 2336 4/5. This is now your final answer.

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6. 2,336.8

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7. Key terms: Whenever a word math problem has "is", its means equal to, "=". When you see the word "of", it means multiply, "* or x".

The Mississipi River is (=) 23/25 of (x or *) Missouri River.

Mississipi River = 23/25 x Missouri River

Since they say Missouri River is (remember "is" means equal) 2,540. Missouri River= 2540

Mississipi River= 23/25 x 2,540

If your teacher wants fractions, then simply turn 2540 into 2540/1. 2540 divided by 1 is still 2540. It's still a fraction and it makes sense too!

Then you do the following steps of PEMDAS

1) Multiply Across since its fractions
Mississipi River= 23/25 x 2,540/1
23* 2540 and 25* 1

Mississipi River= 58,420/25

2) After you multiply, then divide

Mississipi River= 2,336.8

TA-DA!

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8. 2,336.8

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9. 2336 4/5

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10. I got this exact question on my math homework Thanks for helping me out I would not have been able to do it with out this.

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11. 2336.8

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12. 58,420/25

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13. 1244 and 3/6

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14. Well, I like potatoes

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15. I got 2,336 4/5

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16. This is where high math gets me. Looking pointless thing up online when I could be looking at cat memes.

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17. I also like potatoes

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18. When is this ever gonna matter at all no guy is gonna randomly ask you if the Missouri River is 2540 miles long and the Mississippi River is 23/25 of that length then what is the length of the Mississippi River and technically the correct answer is 2,320 miles but what I don’t care anymore

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19. Its 2336 4/5 CAUSE i double checked and this is right

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20. 2336.8 is the ansere i hope it helps

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