A fraction is basically a division problem. Think about 1/4. This fraction represents 1 whole divided into 4 pieces.

So, in this problem, the first step is to divide 16 by 5. It will go in 3 times, with a remainder of 1.

The problem says the answer must be...

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A fraction is basically a division problem. Think about 1/4. This fraction represents 1 whole divided into 4 pieces.

So, in this problem, the first step is to divide 16 by 5. It will go in 3 times, with a remainder of 1.

The problem says the answer must be in the form of a mixed number -- that is, a whole number and a fraction.

The remainder in division can be expressed as a fraction: remainder/divisor. In this case, the remainder is 1/5.

So, the answer is 3 1/5.