# SOLUTION: please show me how to clear this fraction by multiplying by 3 -29one/third they say the answer is -88

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 Question 177838: please show me how to clear this fraction by multiplying by 3 -29one/third they say the answer is -88Found 3 solutions by Mathtut, edjones, MathTherapy:Answer by Mathtut(3670)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!are you trying to change this from a mixed number to an improper fraction. It is not real clear what you want. : If you start with -29 and 1/3 written as -29 1/3 you take the integer and multiply it by the denominator and then add the numerator all over the denominator : so 29(3)+1=88 and since this is negative we end up with -88/3 : another way to do this is to write 29 as an improper fraction with 3 as the denominator so that we have like terms and so we can add 1/3 to it : so 29*3=87...so 29=87/3 then we add 1/3 to it to get 88/3 and since this is negative we end with -88/3. : If you multiply this by 3 as you say you would have (-88/3)(3)=-88 Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!29 1/3 multiply the denominator times the whole number and add the numerator. (3*29)+1 =87+1 =88 So 29 1/3 = 88/3 . Ed Answer by MathTherapy(1425)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!-29 x 3 = x = x = - 88