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What is five sixths divided by whole number 5?

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Posted October 21, 2013 at 7:58 PM via web

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What is five sixths divided by whole number 5?

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baxthum8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 21, 2013 at 8:24 PM (Answer #1)

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What is `5/6-: 5?`

First, write 5 as an improper fraction, `5/1.`

This yields `5/6-: 5/1`

In order to divide fractions you must multiply by the reciprocal of the second fraction.  The reciprocal of `5/1` is `1/5.`

`5/6* 1/5` Now multply the numerators and the denominators.

`(5* 1)/(6*5)= 5/30` Now simplify the fraction.

`5/30 = 1/6`

The solution is `1/6.`

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kingattaskus12 | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 15, 2013 at 3:45 AM (Answer #2)

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Solve `(5/6)/5`  


Rewrite the term as `(5/6)*(1/5)`


Cancel out all the common terms in the polynomial `(5/6)*(1/5)` 

`(1/6)``*1` 

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Remove the single term factors from the expression.

`1/6`

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