# Simplify (-1 5/9)(-2 1/7) (-159)(-217)
Convert 159 to an improper fraction.
A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.
-(1+59)(-217)
Write 1 as a fraction with a common denominator.
-(99+59)(-217)
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
-9+59(-217)
-149(-217)
-149(-217)
-149(-217)
Convert 217 to an improper fraction.
A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.
-149(-(2+17))
To write 2 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 77.
-149(-(2⋅77+17))
Combine 2 and 77.
-149(-(2⋅77+17))
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
-149(-2⋅7+17)
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply 2 by 7.
-149(-14+17)
-149(-157)
-149(-157)
-149(-157)
-149(-157)
Cancel the common factor of 7.
Move the leading negative in -149 into the numerator.
-149(-157)
Move the leading negative in -157 into the numerator.
-149⋅-157
Factor 7 out of -14.
7(-2)9⋅-157
Cancel the common factor.
7⋅-29⋅-157
Rewrite the expression.
-29⋅-15
-29⋅-15
Cancel the common factor of 3.
Factor 3 out of 9.
-23(3)⋅-15
Factor 3 out of -15.
-23⋅3⋅(3⋅-5)
Cancel the common factor.
-23⋅3⋅(3⋅-5)
Rewrite the expression.
-23⋅-5
-23⋅-5
Combine -23 and -5.
-2⋅-53
Multiply -2 by -5.
103
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
103
Decimal Form:
3.3‾
Mixed Number Form:
313
Simplify (-1 5/9)(-2 1/7)

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