What is 1.4 of 85?

1 Answer
Oct 21, 2016

Answer:

#117#

Explanation:

In #1.4 " of "85#, the 'of' means multiply.

Think of the phrases if you are shopping:

"I'll have 4 of those, and 6 of these and half of that."

#1.4 xx 85#

The options for calculating the answer are:

long multiplication
fractions
calculator (last resort!)

I'll start with fractions...
#1.4 = 14/10#

#cancel14^7/cancel10^cancel5 xx cancel85^17/1" "larr# cancel by 2 and then by 5

=#7 xx 17#

=#119#