4 3/5 divided by 5 please solve and explain how it was done.

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- Mar 28th 2007, 01:18 PMradioflyer01Divide Frac by whole numb
4 3/5 divided by 5 please solve and explain how it was done.

- Mar 28th 2007, 01:28 PMJhevon
ok, when we are dividing fractions, what we do is that we take the inverse of the fraction on the bottom (meaning i just flip it upside down) and multiply it by the top, and that's our solution

e.g. (2/3) / (4/5) = (2/3) * (5/4) = 5/6

when dividing by whole numbers, its the same principle. think of any whole number as itself over 1. so think of 5 as 5/1, or 9 as 9/1, so

e.g. (2/3) / 9 = (2/3) / (9/1) = (2/3) * (1/9) = 2/27

now to your problem. the first thing we have to do is change 4 3/5 to an improper fraction (i hope you know how to do that), the result is 23/5

so now, (23/5) / 5 = (23/5) / (5/1) = (23/5)*(1/5) = 23/25 - Mar 28th 2007, 02:10 PMradioflyer01
Yes, I just forgot.

Thanks. - Mar 28th 2007, 04:03 PMThePerfectHacker
- Mar 28th 2007, 08:22 PMradioflyer01
Thanks.