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2/5 divided by 2/8find the quotient in the simplest form

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lynxclan | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 30, 2011 at 4:06 AM via web

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2/5 divided by 2/8

find the quotient in the simplest form

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Matthew Fonda | eNotes Employee

Posted October 30, 2011 at 5:34 AM (Answer #1)

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To divide fractions, flip one of them, then multiply across:

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`2 / 5 -: 2 / 8= 2 / 5 * 8 / 2 = 16 / 10`

We then simplify, arriving at our answer: `8/5`

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gowrirajendran | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted October 31, 2011 at 4:08 AM (Answer #2)

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2/5*8/2=8/5=1.6

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