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The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States, second only to the Missouri River. The Mississippi River is about $\frac{23}{25}$ the length of the Missouri River. If the Missouri River is 2,540 miles long. how long is the Mississippi River?

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1 of 2Determine the product of the fraction in simplest form. Rewrite the whole number as a fraction with a denominator of 1.

$\begin{align*} \dfrac {23}{25} \times \dfrac {2,540}{1} & = \dfrac {23 \times 2,540}{25 \times 1} && {\text {multiply both numerators and both denominators}} \\ & = \dfrac {58,420}{25} && {\text {simplify}} \\ & = 2,336.80 \text { miles} \end{align*}$

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