1. ## hard division

hi this is my question:

3 divided 1 $\frac{1}{5}$
if you can help please post, thanks

2. Originally Posted by andyboy179
hi this is my question:

3 divided 1 $\frac{1}{5}$
if you can help please post, thanks
hi

first ly , write $1\frac{1}{5}$ as an improper fraction ie $\frac{6}{5}$

Then $\frac{3}{\frac{6}{5}}=3\times \frac{5}{6}$ .. do you see why ?

Because when you divide a fraction , it means multiplying its reciprocal .

Can you continue from where i stopped ?

hi

first ly , write $1\frac{1}{5}$ as an improper fraction ie $\frac{6}{5}$

Then $\frac{3}{\frac{6}{5}}=3\times \frac{5}{6}$ .. do you see why ?

Because when you divide a fraction , it means multiplying its reciprocal .

Can you continue from where i stopped ?

thanks for answering, i understand the first bit, would it then be $\frac{3}{6}$ X $\frac{5}{6}$ ?

4. Originally Posted by andyboy179
thanks for answering, i understand the first bit, would it then be $\frac{3}{6}$ X $\frac{5}{6}$ ?
nope , its $3\times \frac{5}{6}$ because

$\frac{3}{\frac{5}{6}}=\frac{\frac{3}{1}}{ \frac{6}{5} }$

$
=\frac{3}{1}\times \frac{5}{6}
$

5. i understandnow, so for the answer would i do

$\frac{3}{1}$ X $\frac{5}{6}$ = $\frac{15}{6}$ , then i can simplify it?

6. Originally Posted by andyboy179
i understandnow, so for the answer would i do

$\frac{3}{1}$ X $\frac{5}{6}$ = $\frac{15}{6}$ , then i can simplify it?
yes . And now you can continue to simplify it .

so over all the answer would be, $\frac{5}{2}$
so over all the answer would be, $\frac{5}{2}$