how do you solve problems like 2/5 divided by4 and 2/5 multiply by 4

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Part I: (2/5) / (4)

Step 1: Change 4 to an improper fraction.

(2/5) / **(4/1)**

Step 2: "Flip" the denominator's fraction; rewrite as a multiplication.

(2/5) * ** (1/4)**

Step 3: Multiply the fractions.

(2 * 1) / (5*4)

**The answer is 2/20 which reduces to 1/10**.

Part II: Multiply 2/5 by 4.

Step 1: Rewrite the problem as 2/5 * 4/1

Step 2: (2/5) * (4/1)

(2 * 4) / (5 * 1) = 8/5` `

Step 3: You can leave 8/5 as an improper fraction or change it to the mixed number 1 3/5.

**The answer is 8/5 which is 1 3/5.**

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