# Math Help - 35/40

1. ## 35/40

since i cant use calculator on this asvab, how can divide 35/40 on paper.

because the only way i know how to divide is when its something like 6/12=2 but 35/40 it only goes into it one time correct? but when i type that in the calculator at home it says something like 0.875 any help please thanks!

2. Originally Posted by lambofgod
since i cant use calculator on this asvab, how can divide 35/40 on paper.

because the only way i know how to divide is when its something like 6/12=2 but 35/40 it only goes into it one time correct? but when i type that in the calculator at home it says something like 0.875 any help please thanks!
$\frac{35}{40} = \frac{7}{8} \cdot \frac{5}{5}$

$\frac{5}{5}$ will cancel

3. And once you've simplified the fraction to "7/8", do the long division:

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8)7.000
6 4
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600
56
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40
40
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