Multiplying Fractions 6

Directions: Using the digits 1 to 9 at most one time each, place a digit in each box to make a product that’s as close to 4/11 as possible.

Hint

How can you tell how close your product is to 4/11? How can you tell which of two fractions is closest?

Answer

The closest product to 4/11 is 5/7 x 1/2 (or equivalents like 1/2 x 5/7 or 5/7 x 2/4).

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

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