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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambofgod View Post
    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
    Last edited by e^(i*pi); April 1st 2009 at 05:16 PM.
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    And once you've simplified the fraction to "7/8", do the long division:

    [html] .875
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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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    0[/html]
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