# What is 1.4 of 85?

Oct 21, 2016

$117$

#### Explanation:

In $1.4 \text{ of } 85$, 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."

$1.4 \times 85$

The options for calculating the answer are:

long multiplication
fractions
calculator (last resort!)

$1.4 = \frac{14}{10}$
${\cancel{14}}^{7} / {\cancel{10}}^{\cancel{5}} \times {\cancel{85}}^{17} / 1 \text{ } \leftarrow$ cancel by 2 and then by 5
=$7 \times 17$
=$119$