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gsenviro eNotes educator| Certified Educator

5/8 divided by 3:

`(5-:8)-:3`

In such a scenario, the denominators will get multiplied with each other, i.e. 8 multiplied by 3

 `5-:(8xx3) = 5-:24 = 5/24`

hence 5/8 divided by 3 is equal to 5/24.

rsarvar1a | Student

First of all, it is important to know that when you divide fractions, you just need to flip the second fraction's denominator and numerator around. This process gives you what we call the reciprocal. You then multiply the original first fraction with this new reciprocal.

However, you might think that we can't do this, because 3 has no denominator. As a matter of fact, it does. 3 = 3/1.

So:

5/8 divided by 3/1 is really equal to 5/8 multiplied by 1/3:

5*1 / 8*3 = 5/24.

Therefore, 5/8 divided by 3 is equal to 5/24.

brokenarsenal | Student

Q: 5/8 divided by 3

In math you can flip the second denominator and numerator to multiply instead of dividing.

5/8 / 3/1 = 5/8 * 1/3

When multiply fractions you just multiply across.

5* 1 = 5

8 * 3 = 24

A: 5/24