what is 5/8 divided by 15/16″?

3 Answers

  • You have to multiple by the reciprocal.

    (5/8) / (15/16) = (5/8)(16/15) = (80/120) = 2/3

  • You can not divide fractions so you must flip the second fraction around and multiply:

    5/8 x 16/15

    Now simply multiply the top and bottom numbers into each other:

    80/120

    Simplify the fraction as much as possible:

    2/3

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    You can also simplify the fractions before multiplying (remember you can only simplify vertically or diagonally, NEVER horizontally):

    5/8 x 16/15

    Simplify the 8 and 16:

    5/1 x 2/15

    Simplify the 15 and 5:

    1/1 x 2/3

    2/3

  • 80/120=2/3

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