# what is 3/8 divided by 15/16?

• Just turn 15/16 to 16/15 and multiply by 3/8:

3/8 x 16/15 = 48/120 = 2/5

• 3/8 divide 15/16 = 3/8 x 16/15

= 2/5

• 3/8 ÷ 15/16

= 3/8 x 16/15

= (3 x 16)/(8 x 15)

= 48/120

= 2/5

• Divide by the reciprocal. In other words, flip over the one you’re dividing it by (15/16) and then multiply the two. So you would have 3/8 X 16/15 = 48/120, which reduces to 2/5.

• When you divide fractions you take the second fraction and flip it over:

3/8 times 16/15 is the new problem.

Then you cross-cancel 15 with 3 and 8 with 6:

1/1: 2/5

• (15/16) (3/8) 15/16 * 8/3 = 5/2

• 3/8 /15/16

Multiply numerator & denominator by 16/15

3/8 x 16/15

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15/16 x 16/15